PHILLIPIANS 3:1-11 NKJV
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation! For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh, though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
“Lay It All Down”
Take a minute if you need to. List it all out. All your accolades, all your failures.
Maybe you’re not Paul. Maybe you don’t have the opportunity to boast in all the amazing things you’ve done. I sure don’t. But we all have our little things that we want to be known for, patted on the back for, acknowledged of us. Even if it’s just the fact that we managed to get the dishes done.
Whatever it is – successes or failures, take a minute to feel the weight of them.
Then let’s lay them at the feet of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The sufferings, the trials, the successes, the failures, the amazing, the blessings, the huge wins. Lay them all down. Because they pail in comparison to Him. To His Love.
And this is great news, sister.
Don’t be discouraged for a minute that you’re not worthy or that all your work won’t be noticed or that no one will ever see you. He has seen you before the beginning of time. He has adopted you before the wins and the fails, before the good and the bad. He has called you daughter.
Help us Father, to look past today and the present to see how amazing our identity is just being your daughter. That we may know Him, the power of His resurrection, that we may share in his sufferings and in His glorious resurrection to spend eternity worshiping Him.
That’s all we want.
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