Having rights

[Jesus]…did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant.” Phil. 2:6-7a

Jesus surrendered the will and power He could have exercised over other people. Instead He submitted Himself to the plan of the Father and focused His attention on the needs of others. Too often our responses to surrender and sacrifice involve declaring our rights rather than declaring our servanthood.

Jesus, thank You for Your acts of submission. Help me to submit with grace and joy to my role in loving and serving others.