Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Humble Yourself and Shine!

Hey everyone!
I know I have been lacking in my Blog posts. I have a lesson swirling around in my heart from the LORD on Joel 2 and haven't had time to sit down yet and put it to words. I'll try to get it posted soon. In the meantime, I have something else I thought that I would post.
Last week my teacher asked me to memorize Philippians chapter 2. I have been mulling those verses around in my brain and letting them sink in. Today I came across a summarization of Philippians chapter 2 by Beth Moore from her commissioning to her ladies at the Living Proof Live conference in Albuquerque. So, I thought that I would share it. Enjoy! Brittnie
Dearly loved one
You’ve been called by God
To shine like a star
In a dark, depraved world
Don’t blend in
Refuse the daily temptation
To be absorbed in yourself
Take interest in others
Deliberately humble yourself
And live the life of a servant
As you live in the crisis
Of “continue to”
Keep working out
What God is working in
Watch your mouth
Choose words of life
And one glorious day
You will see the face of Christ
And He will show you
Every good purpose
He fulfilled through you
And there will be delight
Even if you are despised or ignored
You are Christ’s star
Go forth and shine
By Beth Moore


Anonymous said...

That is such a convicting yet inspiring word! God spoke to my heart through that charge from Beth Moore. I was especially convicted by the lines, "Refuse the daily temptation/ To be absorbed in yourslef/ Take interest in others."

I recently had four weeks of prime opportunities to minister encouragement to a church friend of mine. Each and every day, I had a chance to bless her and to love on her through encouragement. Yet, I selfishly failed every opportunity. God showed me just how ugly my heart had become. I grieve the time I lost to help my friend. We don't always get a chance to repair the damage caused by our selfishness! All I could do was ask God to forgive me, and then write a note to my friend, apologizing for not being a better friend when she needed encouragement from me. I thank God for giving my friend a heart that is quick to forgive!

Dear Jesus, move me with compassion for the hurting. Give me Your strength that I may resist that all too appealing desire to be absorbed in myself. Enable me to have the same spirit of humility that was so integral to Christ's life on earth and to willingly, quickly, cheerfully put others first. Amen. ~Joy