The Table Campaign, 35 Day Devotional
Rich Henderson, Global Ministry Partner serving in the Philippines
The one easy thing in my life is to believe Satan’s lie that this life is about me! It is, isn’t it? This is instantly revealed when I become angry because people are driving in my lane. It is instantly revealed when I start believing my success is about me. It is instantly revealed when my problems are bigger than everyone else’s. It is instantly revealed when I start believing I deserve to have the best of everything and that I owe it to myself.
Read Philippians 2:1-1.
Paul is telling the church that we are to be imitators of Christ’s humility. Paul is telling us that if we believe Jesus is who He says He is that we should be imitators of Christ. That we should focus on others first. In verses 3 and 4 Paul gives this challenge: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.”
People are hungry for open hearted people. Look around you today; is there someone you can focus on? Someone who may be in more need than you? Someone who needs your prayers, your time, effort, and patience?
As I get older and as my faith grows and I understand who God is, I realize we all walk with a limp. “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst” 1 Timothy 1:15.
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