How do we respond to all the blessings of soul and spirit we receive from Christ? By sharing with others the encouragement, comfort, tenderness and compassion he has shown to us!
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Please purify my heart and mind, Lord, so my actions never come from pride, anger, bitterness, or controversy. I do not want to do anything out of selfish ambitions. Please help me overcome my “what about me” mentality. I want to imitate the same humble mind-set that Jesus set as an example. I want to walk in the Spirit of Humility, regarding others as more important than myself. Help me see the needs and interest of those around me, not just my own. I want to go through my life void of selfishness, arrogance, and vain conceit. I know if I can do these things, my life will be filled with true joy and happiness, and I will be able to be a blessing to others.
In Jesus Name, Amen