Most of the reading I have done over the past few days has pointed me towards grace and humility. The challenge I have for each one of us to ask ourselves,

  • Why am I serving? 
  • Where does my motivation come from? 
  • Am I excited about what God is doing in my life and the lives of those around me? 

If you are anything like me, you probably get pulled towards wanting to gain your own recognition or glory for things that you do. You may even feel a pull towards striving for perfection every step of the way. You may fill your life up with busyness and repeatedly extend your “to-do” list to make yourself fell important… (maybe that is only me 😉 

Then we are reminded by the Apostle Paul…

Philippians 2 begins with: 

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort by 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 out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourselves. 


No room for comparison.

No room for beating ourselves up with merit based expectations.

As Jeff or Solomon might say, “smoke or bubbles”… 


I started thinking… What encouragement do I have from being united with Christ? What comfort have I experienced by his love? What power have I received from the Spirit? How has my heart become tender? Where has my compassion expanded? 


There are plentiful and abundant answers to these questions in all of our lives. We get an opportunity to extend this joy and peace to others!!!! How awesome is that??? 


As we serve together let us look to the greatest humble servant as our example and come together around common purposes and goals to see His Kingdom come!