Being like minded.

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus” Philippians 2:5 

This passage from the Apostle Paul should be such a vivid reminder for each of us every day along our journey to have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.  We shouldn’t be thinking in the ways of this world but be considering our thoughts, words and actions to be what Jesus would be doing in a similar circumstance. 

Jesus didn’t appear on this planet to live for Himself.  His entire earthly life was dedicated to serving us and giving us the most important gift of all; His life to rescue us from sin, death and the devil.  It was all about Him for us, and we should strive to do likewise.  Our world tells us it is all about ME and not about you, or our neighbor or about Jesus. 

Would you consider helping to provide a meal for this young child attending the Lutheran school in Ouanaminthe?  There are those in this world that will tell you to send her clothes, a radio, an MP3 player and a host of other North America ‘necessities’ but what she really needs is Jesus and some food.  Pastor Daniel Paul and a staff of teachers are providing for her Christian education and you can help to provide her daily food.  Thank you for considering supporting children in Trinity/HOPE school feeding programs. 

Back in the day I was given a piece of paper from Governor Kay Orr and it had a hymn that matched well with a Rev. Dr. Luke Schnake message and also a few other events that had taken place along my journey.  The hymn is titled ‘May the mind of Christ, my Savior’ and these words were written by Kate Barclay Wilkinson sometime before 1913. 

“May the mind of Christ, my Savior, live in me from day to day, by His love and power controlling all I do and say.  May the Word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour, so that all may see I triumph only through His power.  May the peace of God my Father rule my life in everything, that I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.  May the love of Jesus fill me as the waters fill the sea; Him exalting, self abasing, this is victory.  May I run the race before me, strong and brave to face the foe, looking only unto Jesus as I onward go.  May His beauty rest upon me, as I seek the lost to win, and may they forget the channel, seeing only Him.” 

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen. 

May God be with you…Jay