by Josh Vahle
1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 2:1-5
The mind of Jesus. Thinking of others before myself. Counting others as more significant, more important than myself. Focusing on the interests, what is best, for others, rather than focusing on my interests, what is best for me. Supernatural Assembly Required…for this Beautiful Mind, to progressively become my new mind.
Jesus, Your other-focused Mind was and still is so often the polar opposite of my self-focused mind. Would you please begin to teach me to think about others first like you do? Would you please grow me to begin focusing on what is best for others instead of what is best for me, imitating your example? Would you please Re-Assemble, Re-build, Re-prioritize my mind, my thinking, and my desires, gradually, over time, with Your Infinite Supernatural Universe-Upholding Power and Word, through the Personal Mentoring and Coaching of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You in advance for how you are going to answer this prayer, which I pray from a humble heart. Apart from You we can do nothing. Amen.