Let’s Fill This Town with Servants

Two friends give a side hug while hiking in Austin, Texas.| SERVANTS |

A FAMILY, with their eyes lifted UPWARD, and their love pressing OUTWARD, and their ambition pushing DOWNWARD, is UNSTOPPABLE.

Riley Sheehan, The Austin Stone

At the Austin Stone Worship Collective this year, we’ve focused on a single idea: filling our town (and ones nearby) with servants. We want to see Jesus lifted high, and one of the best ways to do that is through serving God, each other, and the communities in which we live. I like how Riley Sheehan frames the concept, explaining why I’m borrowing it.

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I Want to be Useful

I Want to be Useful — Write Right“Here am I. Send me!” — Isaiah 6:8

I tend to associate Isaiah’s words with the people who go—the people who move overseas and share the gospel in unreached parts of the world. And yet, his words find a home in my heart, too. More and more often these days, my heart cries, “I want to be useful. Use me, God!”

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Humility and Excellence

Excellence and Humility — Write Right“Humility is the foundation of excellence.” — Coach Sean Quinlan

Excellence rarely develops in the absence of humility. Without a spirit of humility, other traits like perfectionism and showmanship emerge. Neither have anything to do with excellence; rather, they demonstrate pride and arrogance.

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