Leading To Edification

“Let each of us please his neighbor, for his good, leading to edification.” Romans 15:2

Edification requires more than just me, thinking about me, doing for myself.

Lord, the Western Church is seen as being mostly “me” centered. Please forgive us Lord, and help us become more selfless in our worship and service to You. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Naturally

Edification comes
when we
naturally do
for others
what Love
would do.

Published in: on September 30, 2011 at 6:54 am  Comments (12)  
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12 Comments

  1. So simple and so beautiful. This is something I fight constantly. It is so easy to fall into me centered and so difficult to dig out of it.

  2. “…what Love
    would do…”

    A take-off on the WWJD theme. I love it.

  3. Deb, What an awesome poem! We have become quite “me” focused, concerned about what we get out of worship and whether it is to our liking. I love your prayer and echo both your plea for forgiveness and your prayer that God would work in our hearts to make us more selfless. Peace, Linda

  4. Tammy, me too. I don’t even see it sometimes, but when I stop to listen to some of the songs I’m singing and listen to conversations, it’s way to much about “me”. What God is doing in my life, how I’m feeling, what I’m thinking. argh!
    God bless you and all the ways you seek Him today!

  5. πŸ™‚ I didn’t even see that! ha! I wasn’t the happiest with this poem. Maybe LInda could re-do it for me.
    God bless you as you did what Love asked you to do today!

  6. At first, I didn’t think it was true. But then, at least for me, I could see it. A lot. And it made me really sad. Like Tammy said, it is hard to dig out of it. It seems so cultural, like part of who we are.
    God bless you and your desire to be all about Him!

  7. Debbie, one word in your poem says it all.

    “When we NATURALLY do for others” – When the nature of Christ indwells us and His nature flows in us and through us to others, Christ will be exalted and all will be edified.
    The problem occurs when “WE” – the big “I” – allows self to get in the way.

  8. This is so beautiful Deb and I can’t understand why my tears are falling but then I do not need to understand everything in life. All I know is I see you in this one — so full of love and not so full of ‘ME’. Huggggs πŸ™‚

  9. Thank you, mentor Angela, for explaining it better than I! God bless you as Christ flows in you today!

  10. Sweet spoon . . .you are a precious edifier! He naturally works in and through you and now I’m crying too.
    love and prayers and blessings for you!

  11. Deb, I like this…lots!

    Naturally

    Edification comes
    when we
    naturally do
    for others
    what Love
    would do.

  12. God bless you, sweet fisherlady, as you edify through your poetry and words today! You bring joy and hope through your work for Him!


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