Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Just do it!"

"Have it your way!"

"Call NOW to get this once in a lifetime offer!"

If you've watched TV lately you've probably heard sentences like these. We've been watching a little more TV with the kids out of school. I am realizing that our world, more specifically through our TV, is teaching us that it's all about me. These commercials are saying we should do what we want, when we want and how we want with no regards to others, our health, our finances or anyone around us. Most every commercial out there is ME focused.

Now, don't' get me wrong. I like ME! I like to be first. I like to have it my way. I like to do what I want to do. The problem is that most times I focus on me, it leaves me feeling empty and just wanting more for ME.

Another problem with the "ME" attitude is that I love Jesus. Jesus is my example for living. What He teaches us in His Word sounds different than what I'm seeing on commercials. As a matter of fact, the words HUMILITY and SERVANT seems to come to mind when I think of living as a Daughter of the King. I mean, let's think about it. Jesus was born in humble circumstances, NOT in a castle. He washed the feet of His disciples the very night before He was betrayed. And of course, He humbled Himself to die on the cross.

What if our commercials promoted humility and serving others? I wonder what this world would be like it we started placing more emphasis on others than on ourselves. If you've ever served someone else then you know how wonderful it can make you feel. Serving others leaves you feeling satisfied...fully of joy....and wanting to serve more! That's a feeling I could become addicted to. That's a feeling I should become addicted to!

Lord, help me to look for ways to serve others. Help me to remember the good feeling I get from humbling myself. Help me to bring glory and honor to You through my actions. It's NOT all about me. It is all about YOU! ~ Amen

Isaiah 66:2 "..declares the Lord. 'This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word."