Mission Statement: Quiet Spirit writes for those who seek a closer relationship with God.
Monday, February 22, 2010
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others better than yourself.”
Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
Paul told the Philippian believers to forget self and remember they were not number one. He tells them to put others and their needs before the needs they had.
Just over 25 years ago, I started worshiping at a small church about a half mile from where we live. I met one of the older ladies of the church who told a group of us a way to handle ministering to others, She used the word JOY. She said it meant *J*esus, *O*thers, *Y*ourself. As I prepared to write this section, this memory came to my mind.
In the Bible, we have the passage that tells us ‘Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.’ We are to work in more or less in secret when we perform deeds for the Lord.