I am guessing you are here because the phrase “I am servant” caught your attention.  Who in their right mind would want to celebrate being a servant?

It seems that the word “servant” has a negative connotation.

Lesser people serve, greater people are served.

Well, at least that’s how I saw it.

I was wrong.

I took me a long time to realize that I would be the happiest in my life when I was, in fact, serving.

More specifically, when I was serving God.  The quote above says it best for me, “It is possible to serve God and not love Him, but impossible to love God and not serve Him.”

I just love God.  And I want to serve Him.

My journey as a Christian has been turbulent.  Lots of bumps and winding roads, but by far its the most rewarding relationship I have ever known.

I just want to be clear about a few things about this section of my blog.

i am servant is where I will be sharing about my journey to try and live a life like Jesus.

I consider myself a sinner.  I stumble and fall and make bad choices.  I believe the Bible when it says,” Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.” Luke 6:42 NLT

I have no place judging others for their choices.  I don’t even want to!  I would much rather find every good thing in you and call you friend.

It would be wonderful if we could start this journey together.  If we could learn together.  If we could walk together down this long winding road.

But to do that I need to get to know you better!  Feel free to tell me.

I would love to know how you feel about God.   Any chance you are up for telling me?

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I havent been the best servant for the past year, and i accidentally found your blog looking for cakes. And i’ m glad i did. God has a way of reminding us of who we are in the least way we expect. I find your faith touching and it makes me want to have that kind of faith and relationship with Him.
    Anyway just wanna drop by and say thanks and keep this insiprational words coming. God bless always

  2. I just stumbled across your blog while looking for a dessert recipe for Thanksgiving (Velvet Cake, HELLO!) and then saw the “Servant” tab. I liked you already, but now there is even more reason to stick around and read.
    Thanks for this. I have 2 teenage daughters and we talk about what serving means all the time. What does it mean to serve as a 16 or 14 year old, what does that look like. We have great conversations, they are learning about hospitality and extending grace to people that may be difficult to love, and how does that play out in the context of culture since we live overseas. All good stuff.
    Grateful for these thoughts from you, bless you!

  3. I love the “I am a Servant” tab. This is really neat! Our God is awesome, the giver of all good gifts. In the world of self promotion, servant hood seems counterintuitive. Yet, it is what we are called to. To go against the grain. To serve one another. Again, I appreciate your tab. It reminded me today, I am a servant as well!

  4. Hi to a fellow Life:Beautiful magazine enthusiast! We love this magazine and ran across your inspiring blog as we attempted to find a life beautiful blog. Your “why i am servant” blog totally touched us and we just wanted to say thanks. We love serving our heavenly Father too and admire the way you do it so beautifully. With gratitude, The Velvet Lime Girls

  5. I was a firm and fast believer in Jesus Christ and God and Christianity until I moved to Italy in the Navy, when I was just starting my 30’s. I never let go of ” treat others you want to be treated” but I somehow lost sight of that faith. Luckily I never stopped searching and I am starting to see the path through the forest. God is leading me there, I just took a twisty, prickly path for a while. I know there is a reason I did and I hope, no, I KNOW I will put that experience into helping someone else who is lost. Thanks again Amanda.

  6. I know this is an old post but, I found your food blog through Pinterest, I am 14 weeks pregnant with my third child and always sick so I dream about food instead of eating it most days. I was intrigued by your I am Servant tab, I knew right away what that meant. I have known of God my entire life but have only decided to know God since Feb of this year. After reading this post and its responses I felt immediately comfortable even sharing on a random blog to complete strangers. I am desperate for direction. My husband and I are going through the absolute worst of times (financially mostly, lack of work and my husband is a disabled Veteran, somehow it all seems so unfair but I know it could be a lot worse, even though I don’t want to imagine how) and to top it all of I am pregnant again. I have dangerous and painful pregnancies and this little miracle making me so sick was a surprise. Definitely wanted but it is going to be a hard ride. Life as a whole just seems so unbearable right now on every front. I know I need God more then ever but I don’t know where to start. I have sought help from other women near me and dear to my heart and some of their words are starting to inspire Hope but I can’t hardly find the Joy in anything. My walk with the Lord has become rocky to say the least and I have a hard time trusting Him even though I want to. I have found some comfort this early sleepless morning reading some of the posts amidst your blogs and especially here. Anyway, you asked so you can’t blame a girl for spilling right 😉

  7. Hello,
    I just found your blog and I really love it! I feel very out of place in the world. I’m 24 years old and a mommy to a 2 year old little girl that I love so dearly, her name is Aubrey.
    I am also a widow. My husband passed away in 2010 in a very unexpected work accident. We met in church, were married within a year and had a precious daughter together before he went home to be with the Lord. Now it’s me and little Aubrey Jo, I am still a mommy, but I feel very out of place. Going from a family of 3 with many possibilites and the option to grow into an even bigger family to now just being 2 is very lonely, very overwhelming, and sometimes depressing. My purpose in life, being a mommy and wife now seems lost in a world of what ifs and who knows?? I love my God and I am on a journey to trust in him with all my heart and to lean on his understanding and not my own. I pray that I will be up for the job of serving again, and I pray that I can be the best mommy I can be.

  8. ive been reading your iambaker blog for years now and only browsed through the other blogs. Ive been a Christian all my life and stumbled one time to many. I am just amazed by God’s grace that no matter how much we stumble He will always take us back and not just forgive but also forget our past transgressions. as i read God’s word everyday, i am humbled by His love and grace. And each day I grew more in love with Him and find my life meaningless without Him. i find your iamservant blog inspiring and as i am as excited to read them as i am with your food blog.

  9. I am an avid ‘I am baker’ fan and I have followed you for such a long time and your cake blog has been so inspirational to me, so only today have I fully looked at your website and I have truly been blessed.. Thank you for sharing your faith and love for God.. I have been a Christian for 18years and it’s amazing to see people standing up for what they believe in on social media… So blessed by your website !!!!

  10. It’s all about submission. Submitting everything to Him. Thank you for always making me smile and most of all, thank you for this reminder.
    You are amazing! God has truly blessed you!!
    Jett

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