Have This Attitude….(A Meditation)

Beginning very soon our church will begin renovations on our sanctuary.   It will be a challenge because services will be held in the gym…parking lots will be closed off…..there will be chair set up and take down — OFTEN.
As the church is preparing for the construction, difference in service location, etc. we have been presented with bracelets to wear. They are blue and green that say:
Why this scripture?  Because this passage is about the humility that Christ exemplified.  Our Pastor focused on verses 1-5 as he presented this to the church yesterday. 

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,  complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.  Do nothing from rivalry 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,…..

I’ve always loved Philippians — what it has to say, how it encourages me.  As I have looked over these verses several times in the past few weeks, I have thought a lot about how this passage goes along with my desire to “impact” those around me this year.  Living out this passage daily is my calling as a follower of Christ.
It’s a great reminder as the new year begins.  As school (that is our homeschool co-op), church activities, sports and other extra curricular activities start back up.  If you have a chance, read through Philippians.  Especially chapter 2.  Meditate on it and make it your prayer. 
Blessings and Joy To You!



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