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Monday, March 12, 2012

Not from Conceit

“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. This flies in the face of the “me” generation. Also, Paul’s guidance would cause people to deal with the mindset of recent years that ‘it’s all about me.’

Over 25 years ago, I started worshipping at a small church about a half mile from where we live. One of the older ladies of the church once told a group of us a way to handle ministering to others and basically how to live our lives; she used the word JOY. She said it meant *J*esus, *O*thers, *Y*ourself.

As we travel through this season of Lent, let us all prayerfully reflect on what it means to follow and to emulate Jesus as we walk in this world.

Dear God:

Please show us how to show Jesus’ love to those we meet as we walk this earth. Help us to put others before ourselves in our daily business. Let us worship and follow You as we prepare ourselves for the time we will be with You in Your home. In the name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN


  1. As I read this, that song came to my mind. Lo and behold, you'd included it here! :)

    For some reason, it popped into my head just the other week. It's such a simple concept that I forget it sometimes and need the reminder.

    Happy Tuesday, Cecelia!

  2. I remember a song from my Sunday school days - not sure what the title was, but it used that acronym, JOY. Jesus and others and you...I won't sing it for you (!) but it was a good reminder of this very thing.

  3. Rhonda:
    Thank you for your kind words. Some of the concepts that mean the most to Christians are the simplest ones.

  4. Karen:
    Thank you for your thoughts. God reminds us of things we need to practice. I'm glad He does.

  5. Woohoo sweetie, what a wonderful post. I held a Vacation Bible School once that had the theme song Jesus, Other and You.

    It went Jesus and other and you,
    what a wonderful way to spell joy,
    J is for Jesus for He has first place,
    O is for others your meet face to face
    Y is for you, and whatever you do...put yourself last and spell JOY.

    Heeehehehe, I can't believe I remember that...it was back in the early seventies.

    God bless ya sweetie and have yourself a sunshiny kinda day!!!

  6. Nezzy:
    Thank you for your wonderful comment. Thank you also for stopping by. Have a very blessed weekend.


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