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Friday, March 14, 2014

In Humility


“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others better than yourself.”
Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

           Paul tells the Philippian believers to forget self and remember they were not number one. He tells them to put others and their needs before their own needs. 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 YopPu in Your home. In the name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN


1 comment:

  1. J O Y...I've always loved that acronym: Jesus, Others, You. Yes, that is the way to Joy. Thank you for this reminder today. AMEN!!


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