Jun 13, 2012

Day 38 - June 13, 2012

Day 38 - June 13, 2012

"Little children, abide in Him." 1 John 2:28

I have two favorite devotionals - My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers and Daily Light for Every Day by Samuel Bagster. These small devotionals have something very important in common. By reading them, I am reminded to live in Christ instead of myself.

Giving care to others and accepting care from others takes humility. When we live in our own powerlessness, we are often proud and unwilling to help others or to accept help from them. Our focus inward leads to many fears that cause us to base our actions on what other people think instead of on what God thinks. So, I don't help because that person is not one of the "good" people or I don't accept help because that will make me look weak. At the end of a long day of living in myself, I am exhausted and ready to give up.

Living in Christ refreshes us. We aren't looking inward any more; we are looking upward. Our upward focus reminds us of Who is in charge and Who has the power. And it's not us. Thank God!

Be refreshed in HIm,

Erin