Living in the Spirit … Changes My Attitude
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.