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January 21, 2019

While we took a break from our series this week for our guest speaker, we’re going to spend this week in our devotionals looking at different scriptures that encourage us to think a little more about others and a little less about ourselves.   Monday Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great,…

January 18, 2019

Pray for them.   In the epistles, Paul was constantly asking and reminding the churches to pray. He wanted them to pray for him, to pray with him, to pray for each other, and to be constantly in prayer.   One very easy and selfless thing we can start doing today is praying for the people around us. We can pray for their safety, for their relationship with…

January 17, 2019

Send a kind word.   As a culture we’re not really that great at encouraging others. We don’t take a lot of time to build each other up. We may think something positive or encouraging about someone, but how often do we take the time to say it?   Today, go out of your way to say something encouraging to someone else. Tell them you appreciate them, tell them…

January 16, 2019

Donate to charity   Put your money where your mouth is. Donate. Find a cause, a charity, or even a person and give to them. It doesn’t have to be much. Even a few dollars is a cup of coffee for a homeless person. You can donate to Origins or someplace else. One organization we love is Yield Coffee. They sell coffee, they all work for free, and all the proceeds go to…

January 15, 2019

Serve at Church One easy way to serve others is through Origins. We do most of the things we do through volunteers. It’s volunteers who hang lights, watch kids, hold doors, brew up coffee and clean up our building. You can be a part of that. Maybe you can’t serve on Sundays. We’ve all got unique giftings, though, things we bring to the table. Maybe you’re great with…

January 14, 2019

This week we’re going to be looking at some really simple ways that we can think about others and serve others without going crazy out of our way. These will be some simple and practical things you can work into your regular schedule.   Help your family. Being part of a family means sharing responsibilities and making sure everyone is on board. One very simple way…

January 11, 2019

Grace   Don’t beat yourself up. We need to work on our selfishness, all of us, but this isn’t a reason to be down. We’re all broken, sinful people following one perfect person. While this doesn’t excuse our selfishness, it does let us know we’re not alone in the struggle. We all find this creeping its way up someplace in our life. Don’t let the discovery…

January 10, 2019

Think about your reputation. We’re supposed to walk worthy of our calling. It’s not an easy task, but it’s one we’ve been handed. God has called each of us uniquely and asked us to be part of his mission here on the earth and he then tells us to live like it.   When we’re selfish, and we’re pushing our own interests, the gospel looks anything but great. Because, like…

January 9, 2019

Break the habit. Probably the best thing you can do when you’ve been selfish is admit it. It’s not the easiest thing in the world, but it’s important. When we admit that we’ve made a mistake or that something might have been selfish, it creates a path forward where we should change it.   For many of us, we prefer to hide behind pride and ignorance. We’d rather…

January 8, 2019

Put yourself in their shoes.   It’s easy to look at someone’s circumstances and think we’d act differently. It’s easy and we all do it. Maybe not in big stuff but at least in the smaller things. We yell at the guy who just cut us off, but we admittedly didn’t merge in the best way ourselves when we got on the highway. We hate having to wait on someone else but we’re…

January 7, 2019

This week we’re going to look at some very simple ways you can be less selfish. Monday Listen.   So many people have lost the simple act of listening. We hear people, of course. We’re great at “talking” with people but maybe not so much at listening to them. We’re looking for a place to plug our own hearts, interests and struggles and less about what they might be…
Rest more Rest is important. Rest is required. Rest is essential to being healthy.   Often we neglect rest as an option. We look at times of healing and restoring as things we COULD do not but things God has CALLED us to do. When the truth is we’ve been called to rest.   Schedules are demanding. There seems to be an endless supply of people who are grabbing for…