In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death--
even death on a cross!
This is a tall order. None of us will live a life anything like Jesus' life, nor will we be forced to die on a cross. But we certainly do have opportunities to take the role of servant. What are some of the areas in which I could think and act more for others than for myself? Where can I just plain do more? Where is there need for me to do more?
Lord God, I am so thankful for all of your many gifts and for the opportunity for ministry you have placed before me. Help me to remember always that I am your servant, and a servant for you in all of my interactions and actions in this life. You are so good and so generous! I love you, Lord. Amen