One of the main points that thus far Pastor Lederman has really brought out to us is . . .
Who is your master?
One of the key verses that he brought out in the message, although not from Romans, was . . .
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
This morning I awoke to a yet another grey dreary Ohio winter day. I went to bed last night irritated by how demanding my littles are. I sat here this morning and was thinking and praying about these things and the Lord brought to my mind this . . .
I am selfish!
That was exactly the problem. I was being selfish. I needed to gird up the loins of my mind. I have so much to be thankful for! So I started counting my blessings. I was quickly reminded of yesterday's sermon and 2 Corinthians 12:15 came again to my mind. Am I willing to spend and be spent for those that God has placed in my life to minister to? Am I willing to love the body of Christ and look for needs that need to be met? I was challenged! Thus I must tell you, my whole attituded changed and as I walk away from being with the Lord this morning I am asking the Lord to spend me today. For this truly is what it is all about!
So . . . are you willing to spend and be spent?
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.