Monday, October 8th


"Do not merely look out for your own interests but also for the interests of others." - Philippians 2:4

Dear Lord, I too easily filter everything I hear through my own perspective.  I want to put others first and their interests in front of mine.  Help me to see every choice that I make with family or friends as an opportunity to serve them and help them find happiness during their short journey on earth.  Make me give in where I can without compromising truth. Keep me from mistaking my own opinion for your unchangeable truth.  Get rid of stubbornness that makes me insist I have my schedule my own way.  Help me find joy in giving and in giving in.  All of this will take miraculous power on your part.  But I believe you can do it in me. If you did not spare your Son to save me, you can easily change my obdurate heart.   AMEN

 "There is nothing so sweet as being released from slavery to self."