Philippians 2:1-4

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Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. – Philippians 2:1-4

Dear Jesus,

Your love did not just change my destiny.  It changed my heart.  It deposited in me the force of love to drive out my selfishness and make me want the betterment of everyone around me.  It makes me want to be united with others and to make their lives better.  It releases me from the master of self who always forces the question, “What’s in it for me?”  It gives me freedom to ask, “What’s in it for them?”  Thank you for giving me the higher ground of love that comes from knowing you and your saving love.  I dedicate myself to being like you in my dealings with everyone around me. 


Pastor Don Patterson

Loving others is way more fun than using them.