Friday, September 05, 2008

Daily Digest #132

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. —John 13:14

Titles are overrated. They may look good in resumés, plaques hanging on the wall, organization charts, or newspapers, but how often do they show one's true colors?

It's a common human weakness to be easily blinded by fame, wealth or power. We often attach ourselves to things that can be taken away any time, neglecting our relationships with other people, and with God. We forget that everything we have is a blessing, and that we ought to take responsibility to use it for His glory. We thirst for attention that we even have the nerve to claim that we are "humble", as if unworthy of praise, yet our actions scream out "praise me!!!" More often do those who do not seek, or are not given, attention and praise, get the most work done. It is truly not what we're called, but what we do that counts.

For this, let us pray. May we make Jesus the ultimate example in our lives. May we leave the counting of good works and service to God, and focus on doing the best we can in everything, may it be in our jobs or our daily chores/routine. May we see that each day offers a brand new opportunity for us to do good and express love and kindness to each other. May God bless us with a humble servant's heart. May we empty ourselves of our egos, our selfishness, and of anything else that may keep us from walking in the fullness of Christ, so He may use us fully for His purpose. May we make God smile on us today. Pray always.

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