Drums and SportTman were up at 5:30am this morning to head to a baseball tournament. I awoke at 6:00am and pulled myself out of bed to see if they needed help with anything………ok, ok, so that wasn’t my true attitude. My thoughts were more like this. “I am sure they don’t have everything they need. I bet they will forget the drinks and ice. I better make sure they have snacks, they won’t remember that either.” Yep, I was busting on them, thinking they could do nothing with out great mom/wife around. Feel pretty haughty and cocky, I realized they did not have the gatorade in the cooler with ice, or have any snack packed yet. I of course took care of it with quite an attitude of complaining. I was actually feeling mad at them for being so incompetent.
BUT, and this is what I just love about the holy spirit, it’s gentle, yet prodding, and faithful. The fellas left at 6:15, and I attempted to go back to bed. Picked up my bible first for a morning devotion and these words just leaped off the pages and into my heart.
3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 2:3-5
Wow I was a PERFECT example of how not to live out this verse. As my kids used to say, it’s ok it’s opposite day!
Well it is not opposite day and I am thankful this morning for a refreshing change of heart. I can not tell you how many times my husband has been there to help me out in situations, and I must say he does have such a servant’s heart. I have read that verse MANY times in my life, but today I am thankful for the way it changed my heart and hopefully my actions.
God’s word, applies to our lives today and everyday!