And I continually long to know the wonders of Jesus more fully and to experience the overflowing power of his resurrection working in me. I will be one with him in his sufferings and I will be one with him in his death. (Phil 3:10)
My wife was recounting some of the problems she was facing at work this morning over breakfast, and I must admit the temptation to dismiss the issues she was going through with my own was extremely high. Only when her passions rose and I sensed her need did I re-focus, begin to connect and offer any support.
Isn’t this what the above Scripture means?
Lord, I need to focus more on you and your concerns. I know that I don’t have any real power to help people and that the only way to truly offer anyone any Heavenly assistance is to embrace the overflowing power of your resurrection working in me. I need to let go of my own concerns and trust you to fix them so that I can be (and remain), one with you in the sufferings you have for your children – my brothers and sisters. And Lord, I really do need to die to the things this world constantly tempts me with. Amen. ❤️