Living in the Spirit … Changes My AttitudeMustard Seed Daily Devotion

In the Word

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus …  Philippians 2:5

Of the Word

Life is all about ATTITUDE. Magazines and self-help books would have us believe that anything can be accomplished with the right attitude. "You need to change that attitude!" say parents and teachers. We avoid negative attitudes but choose friends with positive outlooks.

What is my attitude? Is my attitude conceited or humble? Is it sarcastic or gentle? Is my attitude based on my opinions, or is it based on Jesus Christ?

Having a Christ-like attitude isn't easy. Jesus was selfless; He was a servant; He was a sacrifice. But we CAN become more like Him. The power for this wonderful process comes from the Holy Spirit working in our lives to transform us to Christ's likeness.

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Walking with my Lord

Forgiving Lord, I know my ego often gets in the way and leads me to want to be first in all things. Send Your Spirit to teach me to be humble in attitude following the perfect example of Your Son. In His name I pray. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Living in the Spirit. Authors: Marcia Gomulka, Dcs. Betty Knapp, Myrna Lou Meyer. 19/30 ©2007 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105.
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