Today’s Reading is Philippians 2:5-115 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Over the years I’ve seen those bracelets that has WWJD “what would Jesus do” on people’s wrists. So often I would think of the great things that Christ did like healing people of illnesses and delivering them from the evil one. After reading this, I think that the characteristics that made people follow Him was humility, caring, love and compassion. Christ didn’t go looking for people to heal, He just reacted to the situation that God put before Him. We too as God’s children should respond when that little voice in us says to show compassion to that person in need. Be loving and available to that difficult person at work that is having a tough day. Sometimes we feel that we can’t make a difference, but we should always remember that we are not alone.
As we head out today, seek to be like Christ by serving others in all that you do, not for your own glorification, but for His. There are many people around the world and in our own community that are in need of help. We just need to step out and let God work through us. As we prepare to do local missional work, Serve the City, it would be good to ask “what can I do to help one of God’s children”. As we embark on our relationship with Guia Lopez in Brazil, maybe having a personal relationship with one of the members is your prompting. Whatever your prompting is today please don’t just brush it away, respond and act on it.
Christ lowered himself to the lowest place possible as a servant and in turn God elevated Him to the greatest position in people’s hearts. He sacrificed His life so that we, His future bride, would have everlasting life with Him. What would you do for Christ if he walked up to you? If you’ll do it for Him, would you do it for His people?