10/2/08

Prayers for my family

When we first came to our church here in Spokane, our pastor's wife, Laurel, spent a lot of time with me. Thank goodness for that, because she started me on my way to growing up in the Lord. She would often point me towards Philippians chapter 2, because often my attitude needed adjusting! Especially where my husband was concerned! (I say that like it is a thing of the past, yeah right!)

Phil. 2:1-11
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being mad in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Through prayer, and washing with the Word, I want my family to look like this passage. Encouraged in Christ, comforted by his love, living in fellowship with His Spirit, tender, compassionate, like-minded, unselfish, others-centered not self-centered.

Thanks Laurel, for always pointing me in the right direction.

1 comment:

Rachel - Heart Assessment said...

This is a very encouraging post. Thanks for writing it :) I found you through Mari :)