Being Lifted Up

English: President Reagan presents Mother Tere...

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And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming 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, – Philippians 2:8-9

Mother Teresa gave everything to serve. She had very little material possessions and ministered to people considered the poorest and neediest. As she humbled herself more and more throughout her life, the Lord lifted her up to do great things in his name.

Humbling oneself does not mean to talk oneself down and feel unworthy, but it means to know that all power comes from Jesus. The dependence on God makes all the difference. It’s not about us, but always about God. God longs to do great things through each of us, but we must first let go of ourselves and cling to the cross of Christ.

Prayer: It is amazing, Lord, how you work through me. I thank you for the opportunities of growth you will be giving me today. I pray that I cling to you as you guide me through. Amen

Faith Tip: If God asks you to do something today, and your first thought is, “I can’t do that,” your second thought should be “Get behind me Satan.”

One thought on “Being Lifted Up

  1. I´m reading her book, “Mother Teresa, Come be my light”. It is incredible. She definitely depended completely on God.

    It is interesting how the secular world painted her as a helper to the poor. Even though she did help the poor her main mission was to bring Jesus to the poor. She repeats this over and over in her book.

    Her main interest was in the spiritual state of the impoverished… not their material needs – and in the end God worked on satisfying all needs.

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