Every time I have a disagreement with Michael, I’m holding on to my pride. And every time I choose to love well, I have to let go of that pride.
What is this monster, and why does it have such a hold on my heart?
We live in a society where humility is looked down upon. It’s misunderstood and deemed to be weak. People want to be seen, they want to be heard, they want to be known.
The focus on self is greater by far than a focus on others. Headlines and how-to articles are laden with topics like self-esteem, self-worth, self-importance, self-acceptance, self-awareness, self-confidence, self-help, self-made, self-improvement, self-respect, self-sufficient, and the list goes on… Little focus is given to caring for others.
Most people are more concerned about transforming their bodies than they are about transforming their hearts. They’re more concerned about loving the skin they’re in than confessing the sin they’re in. They’re more concerned about aging well than living well. And, sadly they’re more concerned about self-discovery than they are about discovering the truth of God’s Word.
It’s no wonder the Bible doesn’t make sense to most people–it’s the opposite of everything we’ve come to understand in this life. A God who humbled Himself as a servant. A King of all King’s who stepped down to serve man. A Savior that went to the cross. Amazing grace that surpasses all understanding. Love.
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Tilling the Soil
Read Philippians Chapter 2.
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: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:5-8, KJV)
Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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