The Christian Public Servant – “prey to your I-mode”

January 20, 2017 – Friday

2 Corinthians 4:5 [NLT] You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake.

You may be “addicted” to your I-Phone, but do you ever fall prey to your I-mode? You know what I’ am talking about. God gives you an assignment and, if you’re not careful, you end up preaching about yourself – not God – forgetting that you serve for Jesus’ sake, not your sake.

It happens to me, sometimes. Does it happen to you?

When you fall prey to your I-mode, the “we” is barely remembered. Worse, the “He” is quickly forgotten.

You sometimes see it everywhere – at work and even on T.V. when elected leaders give speeches. Bragging and taking credit for all that goes right – but blaming others for all that is wrong. And before long, the preaching starts – but it is not about God.

Today at work, don’t be tempted to take credit and forget others. Don’t forget the “He” in what you accomplish. Don’t fall prey to your I-mode. Just put it to mute or turn it off completely. Better yet, just throw the whole thing away.

At work today, remember you are a servant for Jesus’ sake, not yours. Give God all the credit. Preach about Jesus, not you.

And only then will you see the fruit that Jesus brings to your table.

Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. Thank You for reminding me Jesus Christ is Lord. Let me preach that, and nothing else, throughout my day. Amen.

Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Death Row
Holman Correctional Facility
Atmore, Alabama USA

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