Friday, February 29, 2008

Donkey Mentality

Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold thy King Cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon a donkey and a colt the foal of the donkey.

A Minister referred to Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem and asked: "What if the donkey on which Jesus was riding had thought all the cheering was for him?
What if that small animal had believed that the hosannas and the branches were in his honor?"

The minister then pointed to himself and said "I'm a donkey. The longer I'm here the more you'll come to realize that I am only a Christ- bearer and not the object of praise."

In recording Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, Matthew referred to the prophecy of Zechariah: "Tell the daughter of Zion. "Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey"

On Palm Sunday,the donkey was merely a Christ bearer bringing the Son of God into the city where He would give His life for the sins of the world.

If we could develop a healthy "Donkey Mentality",what an asset that would be as we travel the road of life. Instead of wondering what people think of us, our concern would be, " Can they see Christ Jesus, the King?" Rather than seeking credit for service rendered, we would be content to lift up the Lord.

O what can I give to the Master,
The One who from sin set me free?
I'll give Him a lifetime of service,
To thank Him for dying for me.

A Christian's life is a window through which others can see Jesus.

You know one of the things I live for is for people to see Christ in me! I think as Christians one of the most Important things we can do is be a Christian Witness. You never know who is watching your every day life and how your actions may reflect on someone who is lost and needs the Lord.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. By the way I did replace Donkey in my scriptures, I don't like using the A word even if it is in Bible.God Bless You.


Mississippi Songbird said...

Lisa, Thank you for posting this.. Yes.. You want people to see Christ in you, though we are not perfect, we want them to know that Christ lives in our hearts.. I think that they see Christ in our eyes and our actions, don't you?.. God Bless you and have a wonderful weekend!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Lisa,
I'm here trying to catch up again. LOL. I wonder if I ever will. "THANK YOU" for sharing such wonderful and truthful scriptures with us. None of us are perfect nor will we ever be because only GOD is the only perfect person. But we should strive each and everyday to be like GOD so others can see HIM thru us. I do my best to be that way, but sometimes the devil gets in the way. Those are the times that we should say, Devil get thee behind me. I have put up a new post and I am trying to catch up this morning. My DH left this morning around 5:00a.m., so hopefully I can get around to everone. I hope you have had a great weekend as well. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Barbara said...

The reason He created us was to be able to manifest Himself through us.

Hope said...

Yes, Lisa, I want to be a DONKEY too! Very good lesson!