Day 29: February 3rd, 2019
/Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men./|Philippians 2:3-7
the decision to make it PERSONAL
A HEART OF SELFLESSNESS
Prayer focus: Mission Project
Being selfless - placing other's needs above our own - is not a natural human characteristic. Our natural instinct is to look after ourselves and loved ones first and consider others as a secondary priority.
In contrast, Jesus' example was one of servanthood. Continually, He served those who were around Him putting aside Himself to prioritize others.
Take some time today to wander through the gospels (the books Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and look for your own examples of Jesus' selflessness, allowing them to challenge you personally. Mark them in some way so that you can be challenged by them at a later time.
Consider how selflessness and generosity go hand in hand. How can you put your own wants and needs aside to be generous with your love, time, words, skills and gifts?
Make a list and highlight three that you can do today to serve someone else.