In order to have Christ’s heart we must allow him to take control of who we are. Only as we submit to the Holy Spirit, do his thoughts become our thoughts.
As this begins to happen our heart is changed and this ultimately affects our behavior. We know that the Lord is not pleased with mere outward behavior but looks upon the heart. We can serve grudgingly, getting annoyed when we feel that we are being inconvenienced, or we can serve with joy and gladness of heart, as He Himself requires (Deuteronomy 28:47).
It is my hope that as you proceed through the chapters of this book, your conduct and attitude toward serving will undergo a transformation such that you become that servant who will one day hear those coveted words from the lips of Jesus, “Well done, good and faithful servant.