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The Greatest Need

“Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.” Psalm 17:7

What wonders is God’s great love? When our mind is convinced of God’s love, we can be assured of having a moment by moment reminder of His assurance. When our heart is satisfied with His love, we find it easy to express thanks.  When we begin to discover God’s love we realize we cannot fully grasp His love, because it goes beyond what we can imagine. His riches are unfathomable.

God’s love is the adventure we need to seek each day. He does not withhold His love as a form of punishment, because He died to show us His love. We all need and deep-down desire to be loved, as it is our highest of all needs we have. When we see and experience God’s great love, our heart stops yielding to false enticements. His great love is the light shining in the darkness, offering us hope for today and strength to face tomorrow.

Show us, Lord, the wonders of your great love both tomorrow and today. We can no longer wait to receive and accept His love as our greatest of all needs. May we no longer be ignorant of God’s love, but may we be convinced of unfailing love. This love removes our fears and gives us the power to walk through life loving others.

Today in the workplace:

Do you need God’s love to invade your heart?


The Gift of Selflessness
Written by Drew Paden

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interest but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus."
Philippians 2: 3-5

In a world that constantly preaches on capturing the "American Dream," and becoming "successful," it is easy to lose sight of a gift such as selflessness. While selflessness in the form of personal ambition and interests is a fruitful gift and one that we are called to have, we often forget about selflessness in our relationships.

In this passage from Philippians 2, Paul urges the church in Philippi to strip off selfishness in all areas of their life. It is easy to hone in on our visible actions, and material possessions but the Bible repeatedly gives us valuable wisdom on how to be selfless with them. But what does it mean to have this in relationships? Paul tells us right here: "value others above yourselves," and have the "same mindset as Christ Jesus." When you value the people in your life more than you value your own, your relationship with them is not affected by the bad days you have, or how you are feeling at the moment. It is not about what YOU want or need, but what THEY want and need and this is having the mindset of Jesus. He did not need to leave paradise to redeem the world, but We needed Him to. He displayed the ultimate sign of selflessness in His relationship with us.
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Our earthly relationships will grow and flourish when we live this way, but in our relationship with Jesus, it is a necessity. We cannot allow whatever we have done, and whatever is currently happening in our daily lives, to influence what is true every day. Jesus gave the sacrifice that never stops giving, and never changes. We have to build and develop our relationship with Him based on what He has done, and what He is doing, not the other way around. Having a selfless relationship with Jesus is to love and meet Him every day, because every day He is waiting to love and meet YOU.
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