Sunday, June 07, 2009

Let's lay it down

In his letter to the Philippians, the Apostle Paul demonstrates his willingness to forgo his personal desires in order to minister to others.   

We need to learn this kingdom quality from Paul and be willing to lay down our own preferences, comforts, time, and resources in order to reach others. Let’s be willing to not have everything just the way we personally want it so that we can minister to others. Let’s put the cause of Christ above our own cause.   

In fact, even when we gather together for worship and prayer, let’s not simply seek what will bring us joy or even give us those wonderful spiritual goose bumps, rather let’s seek what will advance the gospel and show love to others. Believe me, then the true joy and spiritual goose bumps will happen.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Hmmmm...exact thing God taught me this weekend.
There was an old friend who wanted to meet for coffee on Saturday but I really wanted to go do my own thing and have a break from being around people. I guess I was being selfish.
Well, I did meet her for coffee (after a very large amount of spiritual warfare) and ended up talking to her about God and salvation for a long time because she had asked some questions. She actually had ears to hear this time, more than any other times. I know it was in His plan that we met. I'm glad I chose not to cancel even though I was having a bad day and I felt like it!
Please pray for my friend's salvation and that she would turn to God and follow Jesus!