dailybiblereader2012

Putting God's Word into Practice…

More Lessons from Henry

on May 13, 2014

Peace and contentment flooded my kitchen as I sat feeding Henry this morning.  His needs were being satisfied…finally.  As I sat in the peace of the moment, I heard the Holy Spirit speak to my heart.  I had gone against my very life verses.

Do NOTHING out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.  Each of you should not only look to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

You see, minutes before the peace, the house was filled with hungry wailing.  I had heard Henry rousing and thought, “Let ME FIRST fold this laundry.”  Halfway through the task, his rousing had turned to crying and quickly escalated to wailing.  I thought again, “I’M almost finished.  Let ME FIRST fold these clothes.”  Peace never comes by way of selfishness–peace comes through serving others in humility.

How often do we put our needs, agendas and interests before others and sometimes at the expense of others?  It is so un-Christlike!  He gave up everything to put our needs–our greatest need of salvation–first. Verse 5 says, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”

Lord, help me to serve like Jesus today.  Give me His attitude and perspective toward others.  Give me humility.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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