Thursday, April 30, 2015

Do nothing in vain conceit.....

Good morning all-

I'm once again at the airport and ready to go home.  I spent most of yesterday working, thinking and praying.  I was washing myself clean and taking emotion out of life and replacing it with God's wisdom, power and glory.  I was inundated with Scripture yesterday as I sought God in my circumstances and because of that this Scripture popped out at me today.  I waited to pick my 9th verse for Beth Moore's siesta group.  This one needed to impact my life, not just today but for my future endeavors.

Like you, I struggle with wanting to be valued, getting recognition for a job well done and then there is always that stupid need to be liked.  The last has to go if I am ever going to succeed in God's plan for my life.  People could potentially hate me for what I believe and I just need to care less about me and move forward in love.  Like you, I'm a work in progress, so we will see as God molds me like clay.  For now, I am open to it.

I am often on the go with not much alone time.  I took it yesterday as a sign He wanted my attention and Christ got it.  I asked Him to remove emotion to help me see and He did.  I asked Him for me not to take my pride and crush others and yes, you guessed it, I was given this Scripture to memorize.  I don't know about you but sometimes what I ask for is irritating but so what I needed at that moment.  I am in a time of reflection and reflection will help me grow and prosper through our Lord Jesus Christ.

So today I leave you with my memory verse.  It hits home like an arrow to the heart.  It is pointed, sharp and refining.  I hope that I spend many hours thinking about it and how it will help me lead women to Christ.  My other hope is that God will give me reflection time, love for His people and the spirit to lead with courage, hope and direction.  I'm His to mold even if it's painful.  Please join me in praying this Scripture and giving selfish ambition and vain conceit to Him because we all carry it and it needs to go.

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 the others. (‭Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭3-4‬ NIV)

Lord, I pray with all my heart that I will not only memorize this Scripture but that I will learn to live like this.  Give me wisdom to seek You, courage to go in Your direction and a heart for your people above my own.  In Jesus Name I pray, AMEN

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