Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

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Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Overqualified

I recently applied for a job and after looking at my resume, I was advised that I was "overqualified" and so I didn't get the job. I wasn't sure whether I should be offended or complimented. I was at the point where financially, I needed a job---that was my motivation. Because of my motivation, I was willing to do a job I was overqualified for. However, it was not to be.
I didn't get the job, but it made me think about one of Ned's favorite passages--Philippians 2:5-8 "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being the very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of the servant, being made in human likeness, And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross!" Talk about being overqualified!! He is God---creator, sustainer, giver of life and He chose to become one of us and as such, complete the task of redeeming us from ourselves and our sinful yearnings. There is never a time I think about this that I am not overwhelmed with gratitude!!! How amazing that the Divine One would set Himself aside to become a common man!
I read about the sufferings He endured, my mind replaying scenes from "The Passion of the Christ" and I am consumed with a sense of awe!!! His motivation----John 3:16, you know the verse, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. . ." I was, you were, we were---the motivation for Messiah to take a job for which He was way overqualified. He humbled Himself, lowered Himself, and redeemed us!! All because of love!! Isn't that awesome?

Neva

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kind of an understatement, dont you think? I enjoy your insight. It is very sobering when we try to grasp the depths of His love for us. Keep up the good study. Oh, and we are still praying for your family.

Dan

2:03 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

Sometimes I feel overqualified for my job. Then I remember that molding other humans requires the highest level of ability.
None of us could be qualified for Christ's job. We can all be thankful that He was gracious enough to do the job.
Kathy

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so right, that makes His sacrifice even more spectacular and my heart even more grateful.

Thank you

Yvonne

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your faith and insight is truly inspiring.

Jean

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a good post. We cant really comprehend what Jesus gave up to become righteousness for us. It is mind boggling to think about it. How could we not love one who loves us so much?

Pat

5:53 PM  

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