Praising through humility.

Today's point of praise: "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe his commandments." (1 John 5:2)  Day #4

Lord, create in me a servant's heart.


This topic is so important for me to visit these days.  It's not only important to do what's right and to help your friends, families, neighbors, and strangers, but it's just as important to do so with a humble heart.  We build this up to where we think in order to be a good person we have to be a superhero and practically move mountains, so we say in our heads that we'll start doing work for God "tomorrow" and then tomorrow never comes.  But really, encouraging a friend, having a caring listening ear, holding the door for someone, not having road rage when someone cuts you off, loving your family, and seemingly "small" things typically have a lasting impact.  The impact is not only on the person you are serving, but most often yourself.  However, in order to have a lasting impact on yourself, it's important for Christians to remember to give God the glory rather than ourselves.


There really is no cure for that awful mood/funk most of us are in at the beginning of the week - also known as "the Mondays."  And sometimes, really, we just wake up in a bad mood on any given day and it is what it is!  But if you do something positive for someone else it often lifts your own mood and leaves you feeling good about yourself.  So maybe being a humble servant isn't the cure for "the Mondays" ...but it could be the cure for any other day.

There is a phrase that has stuck in my head -- Either you can lift yourself up here on earth and be humbled in heaven, or vice versa.  When you wake up in the morning, choose vice versa.




Day #3: Christ's Love
Day #2: Abundance
Day #1: Everyday Life

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  1. There's a Christian song that makes me think of this verse, but I can't remember which one!!!! I will message you when I think of it!! :) -Amanda

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