Wednesday, May 11, 2016

To be like JESUS...

One day, while in the hospital during my mom's last few weeks of life, I had a very thought provoking thing go through my mind. During this time, I had gotten used to helping take care of my mom in whatever way I possibly could...
Anything from just getting her something that she couldn't reach, brushing her hair and sometimes sponge bathing. Now you have to understand, I'm NOT exactly the "Nurse" type of person, I'm known for gagging at just about anything to with the human body. But this was my mom whom I love dearly and by this time I'd gotten used to it, and you would be surprised at the grace God will give you to do something that you never planned on or saw yourself doing.
So one night, before going to sleep, I was rubbing lotion on my mom's feet and I thought to myself, I'm being like Jesus!!! WOW! So this is what its like to be a servant, to be Christ like. And just when I was really starting to feel good about my spirit of servitude,  God put another thought in my mind...
No, not quite Mary,
 because IF you were like ME,
you'd be doing this for your enemy.
Think about it, it's one thing to be a servant to someone that you love and adore, but it's a completely different thing to be able to be a servant to a stranger, to someone that has done you wrong, to your enemy,  to someone that despises you, yet, Jesus was willing to do that for us.
Just when we think we're getting it, God shows us HOW FAR we really are from being like Him. And yet, it's the desire of my heart, TO BE LIKE HIM!!! Although I know I am human, I know that I'll never reach perfection, I'll never be able to be  completely like Him, until I breath my last breath, I will continue striving more and more, TO BE LIKE HIM!!!
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men." (Philippians 2:5-7)

♪♫To be like Jesus ♪To be like Jesus♫All I ask - to be like Him♪♪All through life's journey♪♫From earth to glory♫♫All I ask - to be like Him.♫♫♫
♥Mary Frances :)