Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Extreme Humility

Philippians 2 5-11
" Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ. 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 made 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 Christ 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."

As I rush - As I roll into my workplace on two wheels- to punch in - to swipe my badge. I look again at the time I punched in. 0650- late again. What is that showing my co-workers? I love to sleep and that extra 15 minutes feels so good- but so does sin for a time.
I was so blessed by God- for him to use me as a critical care nurse. Do you know how many lives I touch a day- or could touch a day? Rolling in on two wheels is not what God expects from me.
He expects me to apply the example of Jesus Christ's servant hood at work.

I am in management in the 20 bed CCU where I work. I rush in - either right on time- or late. I may not say " hello" to all the staff each day. I spend extra time with the ones that " interest me". I'm trying to be honest! I may see some struggle with their work assignments- sometimes I help- sometimes I don't. Is this why God put me here? No - he didn't- He put me here to be an example to others of Christ's love for  us.
Our Job here on earth- which is not our home- is to show the love of Jesus to others. To make a difference. To show humility and compassion. To show the Love - the Love that Jesus so freely shows to us.

Philippians 2: 1-4
" 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 our 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 the interest of others."

Show alittle joy today- let others see what Jesus is all about. Not a grumpy, miserable, and unhappy person. If nothing else- show joy for having a job- show joy for our salvation.
God is good-
Show Humility today-
Live up to what we have already attained- external life with Jesus!!!!!!!!!!
Rejoice always- even at work!
Show the love of Christ today.