Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit….
Awash in Family like Love and Honor for All
As we continue to break down the vision that leads one to be intentional about the pursuit of spiritual formation to Christ likeness we look at being formed in devotion and love to one another that is family like and leads to outdoing one another in giving honor.
If anything makes it painfully obvious today that the body of Christ is not pursuing Christ like formation it is the absence of giving honor to one another in a culture rich in family like love.
This is possible when we purposefully catch and undertake the vision of what living in the Kingdom here and now can be. This is possible when we clearly understand God’s will for our life.
Years ago I was presented this vision by way of Philippians 2:3-4
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”.
When you ponder these words does not your heart yearn for a life where you receive this and in turn give this? If so know it is only available in pursuing God’s will, His Kingdom, His likeness in mind and heart.
Think about how empty life is without knowing this from every one we encounter and in turn having the desire to return that love and honor.
Think about how hard life is outside of God’s will, how humanity is given little respect and dignity. God did not intend for us to live like this! Selfish ambition and vain conceit are the rule when we live outside of God’s Kingdom.
Just as I wanted to make my time in Germany pleasant so I learned German, likewise I want to live in a society that gives me family like love and honor and leads me to give it back in return I want to live in God’s Kingdom NOW!
Are you being drawn by this vision and wanting this life NOW?