15 January 2012

Are we missing the point?

For a long time, I believed that I was saved so I could live saved. I'm not sure if I'm tackling a philosophical issue here but Paul puts it frankly in his letter to the Philippians.

"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." (Philippians 2:3-4)

Did Christ love you so you could live LOVED or did He love you so you could live LOVE?
There are feeding seasons and giving seasons. I understand that some of us are underfed and need to commit to learning more about Christ and his promises before serving Him in this world. But do we hide behind this season so we don't have to face the one before us?

We are too comfortable in our I'm a Christian-once-a-week-lives! It's apparent in our prayers, our actions and our words.

A couple signs that you live un-uncomfortably:
1. You pray for his blessings MORE than you pray for the opportunity to bless others.
2. You struggle to put yourself in humble places so others or God may be upheld.
3. You don't give. Even if you don't have the means to give financially, you don't give your time either.

Let the Holy Spirit guide you this year into being his servant. Whether that means being a leader and volunteering at a shelter or mission, evangelizing or going to a new bible study, listen to His Spirit within you. And as much as the Lord pours into your life, pour it back somewhere else.

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