-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
-2 Corinthians 8:9 NKJV
Imagine a large room filled with people. Each person in the room has great needs and is looking to the others to help fill those needs. Each person thinks "Here I am. I have arrived. I have many needs. I am expecting each of you to do your very best to make me happy, and if you want me to love you, you must give me a reason to love you." That is how all of us have lived our lives. We did not live to serve, but to be served.
When Jesus came to us, He was like a man who entered a room full of needy people. However, Jesus said, "There you are. How may I serve you? You do not have to give Me a reason to love you, for I love you unconditionally. I hold nothing back from you. I give you My all, willingly, happily, freely."
The greatest change takes place within us when God's heart touches our hearts and we become extensions and expressions of His love to others. It is only from the heart of Jesus that we are able to esteem others better than ourselves, love others as ourselves, and honor others instead of ourselves.
Today it is Jesus' desire to put His love within your heart and cause you to ascend to the heights of His love by having you stoop to serve others for His sake.
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