Day 23: Set Aside Your Status, Like Jesus Did

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I am preparing for the celebration of Christmas this Advent through the Journey to Bethlehem, a free online Advent guide from Scripture Union USA. It is a 26 day journey ending on Christmas Day.

Day 23 of the Journey to Bethlehem is titled He Humbled Himself.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
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. (Philippians 2:5-7)
Probably the biggest challenge for me in God's word is here in this passage. God is reminding me this morning:

Brad, have the same mindset as Jesus. Set aside your status, your accomplishments, your pride, and make yourself nothing, like Christ. Think like Christ and live as a servant.

From his birth in a feeding trough to his death on the cross, Christ lived this mindset out. Help me to live it out. It is not easy. Help me Lord in this today.

P.S. Here is a link to the previous days of my Journey to Bethlehem.

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