There's been some stuff going on in my life lately that has had me obsessing about how it affects me. The thing is though, that none of it really affects me directly. However, there are people I care about a great deal who could probably use my prayers.
Jesus said:Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.
Lay down my life for my friends? Some times I find it hard enough just to pull my self out of my own selfish needs and desires long enough to realize my friends could use a prayer. I'd like to believe I'd be willing to give my life for a friend. Right now I have no confidence in my ability to notice they were even in trouble.
Lord please teach me how to put more emphasis on those around me and less, much less, emphasis on myself.