“…in humility value others above yourselves, let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”
Philippians 2:3-4 NIV
When I became a mother I never knew how much work was involved! You see, I had babysat a million or so times and thought I would be a pro, but good moms are much more than babysitters. True mothers are selfless. They live out these verses on a day-to-day basis, putting the needs of their children before their own.
Moms are willing to stay up late or get up early to: wash clothes, cook a meal, sit with a sick child, clean the house, work from home, ‘help’ do homework, listen to a broken heart, wipe away tears or prepare lunches.
And that’s why mothers are always so tired!
In this portion of scripture Paul writes from jail and encourages believers to treat each other well. He reminds us all to have the same attitude of Christ in the way we interact with one other. He instructs with these words: “don’t be selfish…think of others as better than yourselves…take care of the interests of others…You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”1 Jesus never asks us to do anything He hasn’t already done.
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At no other time do we reveal the attitude of Christ better than when we place the needs of others before our own.
Mothers, it’s my prayer that you understand how valuable your labour is. You are truly the hands of God extended to your child. Believers everywhere, follow in the attitude of Christ to be His hands and feet to those around you.
Father…I thank You for showing me how to love self-lessly by sending Your one and only son to earth. Let me not become weary in well-doing as I follow Your lead. I ask You to help me love in the attitude of Christ, placing proper value on those around me and providing for their needs. In Jesus Name…Amen
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- Philippians 2:5
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MONDAY Monday Meditations – Laura J. Davis,
TUESDAY Cheerleaders of Faith #RARaLinkup – Kelly Balarie,
WEDNESDAY Coffee For Your Heart – Holley Gerth, Word Nerd Wednesdays — Liz Giertz
THURSDAY Heart Encouragement Thursday – Crystal Storms, Chasing Community – Barbara Bradford Ottinger
FRIDAY Dance With Jesus Linkup – Susan B. Mead, Grace and Truth Linkup – Arabah Joy, Counting My Blessings – Deb Wolf, Fresh Market Friday – Crystal Twaddell