The character of God is often on display in a woman, mom, or anyone filled with and walking in the Spirit.
Here is our takeaway:
1. Selfishness is a sign that I am in control, not the Spirit of God. V3
2. Drawing attention to oneself takes the glory away from God and forfeits the power of the Spirit. V3
3. Humility considers others as superior to oneself. V3
4. The Holy Spirit balances our concern for ourselves with that of other people. V4
No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:24 (NIV)
Don’t forget that these verses introduce the incarnation. God becoming man. Jesus humbling Himself and coming into our experience. God revealed Himself through Jesus. When you look at Jesus Christ, you see God, His character, love, and compassion for others. God wants to reveal Himself through you and me. In a previous message, we reminded ourselves that we are the light of the world.
It’s trite but true: You may be the only Bible people are reading. Moms, thank you for letting us see the love of the Father in you! Thank you for your selfless service to your family. Thank you for everything you do that goes unnoticed. We know that you are not perfect, but you are perfect to us! We love you!
Wherever you are right now, take a moment to thank God for the mom he gave you. If she is here today go to her and give her a hug. Call her before the day is over and thank her for being your mom. If she is with the Lord, silently thank God for His gift of a mom to you.
If you’ve not been the mom you know you should be, ask God to fill you with His Spirit and work in you from this day forward.