Mark 16:15

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The power in the His Name: Jesus

Philippians 2 - Imitating Christ's Humility
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from HIS LOVE, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
DO NOTHING out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider OTHERS better than yourselves.  Each of you should not look to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the SAME as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the very nature of 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. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and
gave HIM THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME, that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

That is my prayer. Not only while I am here in Thailand - but for every day of my life. To live a life that is focused on others, not on myself. Both in the little things, and the big. To see through the eyes of Jesus - and not my own. For my ambitions to become God's ambitions. How different would my life be, and the lives of those around me if I actually started living like this? To really live out, "consider OTHERS better than myself and to look at their interests more important than mine"!

God, begin to work in my heart, and especially on this trip, to see You first and others next, and then myself.  I pray that I will be here only to serve these people, and took look for opportunities to do so. To take advantage of this incredible experience.

I challenge everyone to reread Philippians 2:1-13! Ask what God is trying to tell you through that.

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