Monday, January 12, 2009

Who's the Boss?

Devotional thought from Dennis Rainey

"Be selfless in the little things. Sometimes I don't want to get out of my favorite chair to help Barbara carry in the groceries, sweep the kitchen or clean a toilet bowl. But it's in these minor, everyday moments that we teach our selfish selves who is boss. This is part of what the Bible means when it tells us to "learn to do good" (Isaiah 1:17)--to constantly choose death to self, to always choose sacrificial love until it becomes our first response. "

Have you ever considered that we must teach our selfish selves who is boss? We must learn to do good. We must tell ourselves that we will not be selfish and we will chose to do good for our spouse. Ladies, chose today to pick up his clothes (one more time perhaps) or help him with some sort of manly duty around the house. Men, get out of your chair and do the dishes, and yes, clean that toilet. This is sacrificial love. By doing these acts of service, with a happy heart, we are dying to self and declaring who is Boss. Chose today to die to self. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men. Col. 3:23

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