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Attitude of Christ Jesus | Kim Chipman
S~ Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Philippians 2:3, 5 (NLT)
O~ Paul is encouraging unity in the church in Philippi. If everyone has the humble attitude of Christ there would be NO conflict.
A~ Jesus gave up His divine privilege willingly, by choice, for ME. You have been revealing to me very clearly for awhile now how much every single thing is a choice, and the root of all of it is my thoughts. I choose how I think of myself. I choose how I think of others. I choose to have the attitude of Christ…or not. Jesus had every right to feel and act superior – He was GOD. Instead, He gave up that right to obey the Father and serve people. Because He had, and made, the choice we can feel His love.
I can choose this also. I am not entitled. I am called to obey and serve in love. There are people in my life that make this an easy choice – and people that make it excruciatingly difficult. Easy or not I am still free to choose my thoughts, attitudes, actions, and words. Ugh, my words. They start as thoughts, though…choosing Christ like thoughts…
You are glorified when I choose humility. you are glorified when I choose others above myself. You are glorified when I choose the attitude of Christ Jesus.
P~ Lord, give me the strength to choose well. Help me to remember that You see each and every humble act of selflessness. You hear every thought and attitude. Help me to take every thought captive to make it obey You! I love You!
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