Early tomorrow morning (Wednesday), my mom will take the next step in her colon cancer treatment and will have the first of two surgeries. I’m heading to Houston tomorrow morning to spend a few days with her, Dad, my brother Phil, and his wife Emily.
We would all appreciate your prayers for her – that the surgery will go well and that God will give her a quick recovery afterwards.
As I was reading last night, I came across Luke 10:21. It’s part of a passage that I’ve always enjoyed, but with the rise of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, it’s especially interesting:
At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike…. (NLT) [emphasis mine]
This is a motivation check for me. Why do I do the things I do and say the things I say? Is it to please God, or is it to impress people?
Father, please save me from my selfish motivations and my silly attempts to feel good about myself. Help me to place my identity in Christ and understand my worth through the cross.