The Ultimate Example

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…
Philippians 2:5

Jesus — the babe in the manger — exemplifies a life of worship…
Sacrificing all out of love for the Father and for creation…

The One who knew no bounds…
the Word who spoke creation into existence…
chose to empty Himself of all
to be contained in a fragile vessel… an infant…
placing His life in the hands of those He created…
just as we are to place our lives in His…

From conception to death, His life reveals a true life of worship…
doing nothing of His own will…
but only what He saw His Father doing…

The Gospels, the authorized biographies of Jesus, can teach us to live as worship to Him. When we study… meditate… and consume…. His life story, we come closer to Him…

Who being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself and became obedient to death — 
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:6-11

As we move past Advent and into a new year…
consider all that Jesus sacrificed to enter the womb of Mary…
consider all He has blessed you with…

What are you willing to sacrifice…? …to live a life of worship…?

Father God, open my eyes and heart to the truth of what it means to be a living sacrifice. Fill me with a desire to know Jesus intimately and 
for His attitude to flow through me.
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