Wednesday, February 28, 2007

You First

Tonight I'm preaching.
We live in a world that constantly preaches "me first" don't we? And yet our leader is the one of whom it was said "Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn't claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that: a crucifixion."
Why is it so hard to be a "you first" kind of person? Really, what are we afraid of?
I know I'm afraid that I won't get what I want. You too?
I want to trust Jesus more -- that he will give me all I need, which is really what I want.
I should trust him easily -- he proved it on the cross.
I want to prove it, too. But for me, that proof happens with my wife, my kids, my coworkers - and even my neighbors.
Who can you say "you first" to today?

3 comments:

an_earl_girl said...

My husband is a "you first" type of person, moreso than anyone I've ever met. He's like that with everyone...his children, his students, colleagues, family... It is truly amazing to witness his selflessness. He is not attached to things, or money, or recognition...a trait that is not commonplace in most people. He just trusts that God will give him what he needs. If you have the opportunity to have a relationship with a "you first" person, it is a blessing because it changes you too.

Crydo said...

"You first" people are happy people. How cool is that? I think it's part of God's reward system!

Ernie B said...

Crydo, you need to call me....EDOG 419-345-3950