Posts Tagged ‘selflessness’

Jesus didn’t and doesn’t play to the crowd; He’s always seeking the person as opposed to the people. We on the other hand are repeatedly sacrificing individuals in the name of what’s best for all. The greater good is usually a smokescreen for having it my way which doesn’t seem like Jesus at all.

Your life is brilliant; shining in places you are completely unaware. The people you so beautifully care for pass your love along to others you don’t even know. Your selflessness is renowned and speaks to the world around that Jesus is real, that you know Him and that they can too. You welcome those that are unwelcome, you love the unloved and you are not afraid of those different than you or of their problems. Thank you! It’s an honor to call you dear friend.

Because selflessness or putting our pride aside is such an important part of being intimate with The Lord, we can’t wait until we’re perfect before we are ready to help folks heal. Our healing, our filling is integrated with the healing and encouraging of others. We know the answer; let’s not sit by waiting for one more sermon or one more class before we reach out.

As followers of God, sin no longer separates us from Him but clouds us from Him for the moment. We get to choose how long the moment is. We need to turn back to Him immediately not take our punishment into our own hands and prolong the cloudiness. This only causes us to feel more unloved which leads to more clouds.

“For this the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” There is no sin that we have to commit. With Jesus there is always a way out, it’s our choice. Are we going to choose self, what we think we want or need or are we going to choose God? The choice is usually much clearer than we like to believe.

It seems to me that there is only one sin: pride or putting ourselves before God and others. The endless lists of “sins” are all rooted in pride. Our struggle both here and in the spiritual realm is against self. Satan’s sin was the same as ours and he likes nothing better than to encourage us to be like him instead of being like Christ.