WEDNESDAY PRAISE DAY
Celebrating the Dawn of Another Day
I just got back from my walk. The sunrise was not colorful, but the brightness of the sun made me say "thank you God for another beautiful day!" I added my own post script, "please don't let it rain today."
I didn't write yesterday because I got home late from work and then attended a small group bible study. The topic of the bible study was Philippians chapter two, which is one of my favorites. If you get a chance to read it today, I would suggest that you do. The focus of the chapter is the humility of Christ and how we are called to serve others in humility just as he did. In humility there is great power. There is power not only because God works through the humble, but there is power over the mind which wants to tell us how important we are. When we walk in humility we become less and Christ becomes greater. Our problems don't disappear but they come into focus and we are able to surrender the outcome to God.
Imagine Jesus humbly washing your feet just as he did for the Apostles. Imagine Jesus in humility walking to the hill where he would be crucified for your sake. Nobody carried him, he walked there all by himself. Imagine Jesus in humility submitting to the will of the father and then as the icing on the cake Imagine Jesus being glorified! He is the king of kings and lord of lords. There is no one greater in all the universe. The ultimate goal was to Glorify God. Humility did that. You want to have a powerful life for God? Be humble. Serve others.
"In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is 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 acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."