Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Selfish or Self-less? MARRIAGE will let you know!

Are you selfish or self-less?  Don't worry, if you're wondering which one you are, your marriage will let you know!  God made us in HIS image and likeness.  We are made to give.  Unfortunately, our society has bent and mold and shaped us to "get all you can," "look out for #1," and "go for the gusto."  We need to be re-trained to think as the Lord thought:  to humble ourselves, to deny ourselves, to consider others better than ourselves, and to love without expecting anything in return.

Challenge:  Look for ways today to deny yourself, to consider your mate's needs above your needs, and to sacrificially love - with supporting and convincing actions - without expecting anything in return!

Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also].”  (Matt 16:24 AMP)