You've Won!

Imagine this: You get called into your boss’s office. You sit down and he says “Now this is nothing personal…” Has that phrase ever been followed by good news? “Now it’s nothing personal, but we want to promote you to Senior Vice President and double your salary!” I don’t think so.

I heard a guest speaker in church talking about this a while back and it got me thinking. We’ve impersonalized each other. The phrase “whatever it takes” is looked at as a positive. Didn’t Paul say "Don’t look only to your own interests, but also the interest of others?" How often do we actually do that?

When I have an agenda, it’s tempting to look at others in terms of their usefulness, or whether they are an obstacle to whatever goal I might have. How different would it be if we took Paul’s words seriously, (or Jesus’ “love your neighbor as yourself”) and treated the "Golden Rule" as more than a nice little saying? Better yet, what if we lived as if the game was over already?  As though Jesus’ death and resurrection actually happened and that He actually won the big game for us? What would that look like? What if we lived like we’ve already won?

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  1. francines posted on 03/02/2013 10:58 PM
    Steve I listen to you on spirit my name is Francine I just want to thank you for being on the radio I listen to spirit every day there has been times when I have wanted to end my life but when I turn on spirit it helps me out I am a new born again christian I just gave my heart to the lord last month the lord has given me a talent to be able to crochet blankets and I am going to start making them and giving them to adult family homes and retirement homes this my way of thanking the lord for what he has done for me I hear you always talking about getting tickets to concert I have never been to a concert in my life but I would love to experience it some time but I am on a fixed income maybe some day the lord will get me a ticket to a concert thank you so much keep up the good work email me back please
    1. PattyB_9108 posted on 03/05/2013 10:05 PM
      @francines God Bless you Francine. If you ever need a friend, or just someone to talk to, my email is: tricia_plumley@yahoo.com. I also sew and crochet and donate. Everything from baby blankets, to lap blankets and bibs for the elderly. I have lots of patterns I could send you. Take care <3
    2. Steve S posted on 03/07/2013 12:28 PM
      @francines Francine - Thanks for sharing your heart with us. God is surely using your work making those blankets in ways we can't imagine. I'd like to make sure you get to go to the Chris Tomlin concert. Could you send me an email? We'll make the arrangements. steve@spirit1053.com God loves you Francine ... even on days when things seem dark, He doesn't leave you. Not ever.
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