Thank you for joining us for our five days per week wisdom and legacy building podcast. This is Day 909 of our trek, and it is time for Meditation Monday. Taking time to relax, refocus, and reprioritize our lives is crucial in order to create a living legacy. For some, it may just be time alone for quiet reflection. Some may utilize structured meditation practices.
In my life meditation includes reading and reflecting on God’s Word and praying. It is a time to renew my mind, refocus on what is most important, and make sure that I am nurturing my soul, mind, and body. As you come along with me on our trek each Meditation Monday, it is my hope and prayer that you too will experience a time for reflection and renewing of your mind. SERVE
We are broadcasting from our studio at The Big House in Marietta, Ohio. Many people in the world seem to be selfish and self-serving. While some proclaim that it is much worse today, I would suggest it has been that way since the beginning of time. When times of crises hit, though, many reach out in acts of selflessness. As a Christ-follower, this should be part of our daily lives, not just in times of major disasters. In our Meditation Monday today we will learn how to…
In the letter of Philippians 2:7-8, we see how Jesus was selfless even unto death.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Let’s follow His example as we are told in 1 Peter 5:5, “In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Jesus entered the world to serve. We can enter our jobs, our homes, our churches. Servanthood requires no unique skill or seminary degree. Regardless of your strengths, training, or church tenure, you can…Love the overlooked.
Jesus sits in your classroom, wearing the thick glasses, outdated clothing, and sad face. You’ve seen him. He’s Jesus. Jesus works in your office. The lady who is pregnant again, who shows up to work late and tired…No one knows the father. According to water-cooler rumors, even she doesn’t know the father. You’ve seen her. She’s Jesus.
When you talk to the lonely student, befriend the weary mom…you love Jesus. He dresses in the garb of the overlooked and ignored. Like we are told in Matthew 25:40, “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’”
You can do that. Even if your personality strengths have nothing to do with encouraging others, the cure for the common life involves loving the overlooked.
Especially in the politically charged world we now live in, you can also…Wave a white flag. We fight so much. As Jesus’s half-brother James tells us in James 4:1, “What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?” Serve someone by swallowing your pride.
One more aspect of servanthood…Every day do something you don’t want to do. Pick up someone else’s trash. Surrender your parking place. Call the long-winded relative. Carry the cooler. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. Helen Keller once told the Tennessee legislature that when she was young, she had longed to do great things and could not, so she decided to do small things in a great way.
Don’t be too big to do something small. 1 Corinthians 15:58 reminds us, “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”
A good action not only brings good fortune, but it also brings God’s attention. He notices the actions of servants. He sent his Son to be one.
When you and I crest Mount Zion and hear the applause of saints, we’ll realize this: hands pushed us up the mountain too. The pierced hands of Jesus Christ, the greatest servant who ever lived.
Next week we will continue our trek on Meditation Monday as we take time to reflect on what is most important in creating our living legacy. On tomorrow’s trek, we will explore another wisdom quote. This 3-minute wisdom supplement will assist you in becoming healthy, wealthy, and wise each day. Thank you for joining me on this trek called life. Encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
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As we take this trek together, let us always:
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow!