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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Self on the Throne?

For by the grace given me I say to everyone of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. Romans 12:3

The world we live in is self obsessed or so it seems. Facebook is a great tool for finding old friends and staying in touch but it can backfire and become the "look at me" tool. I have been guilty of this myself to some degree. It is fun to post pictures but when and what should be the limits so as to not become too self centered?  "Selfies" are the latest craze or in other words taking pictures of yourself with your smart phone.

I challenge each reader to think for just a moment of another person. It could be a family member, a friend, a co worker, or a stranger. Be creative and think of a way to elevate someone else above yourself. We need to "die to self" also and put Jesus first. Once we get our priorities straight you will be much happier. Jesus first, others second, yourself last. Just memorize the acronym J.O.Y. Now go have a good day!

PRAYER: Lord God I thank you for being able to do kind things for others. Help me think more of others and less of myself. 
In Jesus' name. Amen.

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