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beyond the comfort zone

Our Hillsong 40 Days of Revival Devo encouraged us to do something with what we had in our hands – to be generous and selfless.

I wasn’t sure if this would make much of a difference but the Whatsapp group that I’m part of, encouraged me to go ahead anyway…

I bought my Big Issue from a guy at the corner of Collins St at Southern Cross Station.

I asked how his day was and he said not very good; he warned me that there was another individual going around begging and I should be aware of him.

I asked him what his story was and he was taken aback, so I asked him how he got involved with the Big Issue and he told me he had been selling them for 6 yrs after his mate had gotten involved.

I asked him if it was going well; he said that it’s going ok – he has his regular customers.

I asked if this was his regular spot he said yes, I said perhaps I can become his regular customer. He smiled.

I asked his name – James – and I gave him mine.

We shook hands and I went on my way.

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.

– Philippians 2:1-7

– Ames – 

 

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