Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Philippians  2:1-13 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy,2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;13for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

God...work a new thing in our hearts today...rework us...let us be a blessing and not a burden...

Lord, stretch your hand under those who lead and lift them...may they know your strength and open their mouths to speak wisdom in these days of chaos

God of Grace....calm the storms surrounding so many....may they know your still quiet voice

Humble us gently, that we may embrace each other with love and not shame.  Humble us gently so we can hold each other in love and not ambition.  Humble us so we can just be with each other.

God, can I just hang with you today?

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