Good Morning December 9

Attitude equals altitude, a saying goes. That is, the way one thinks of himself is the way he functions and achieves in life. Does this mean that we puff ourselves up with pride, and constantly point to what we have done? No. Paul has taught us not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought to think.(Romans 12:3) Also, in humility to value other above ourselves.(Philippians 2:3) So what should our attitude be? Speaking about his own walk in life, Paul says, “I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”(Philippians 3:12) Our life is Jesus first. God has reached out to us in Jesus before we ever thought to come to Him. He has loved us and redeemed us. Therefore, we understand that we are children of God for Jesus sake. He called us, and made us alive. That is the attitude we have about ourselves. Not something we have done or accomplished, but the most wonderful gift that God has given in Jesus. This is who we are. Now, Paul invites us to “live up to what we have already attained.”(Philippians 3:16) Our altitude is living to the glory of God in the redeeming power of the cross of Christ. No pride of self accomplishment here, but the greatest joy of living and serving daily as children of God’s household.