Worry About Your Celfie!
...BUT FIRST, LET ME TAKE A CELFIE!
Not sure where I got this from or where it even came from. LOL, Also not sure why I spelled 'Celfie' with a 'C' instead of an 'S'. *shrugs*
Nonetheless, social media and our timelines are filled with celfies (Yes, I'm going to keep spelling it with a 'C'. haha!) The craze took the interwebs by storm. So much so, there was a contraption created to make it all the more easier to take a celfie called the 'Celfie Stick'! Ok. I have to admit, I actually bought one. I ONLY bought it for my vacation to Cancun back in august. Here are a few pieces of work with the Celfie Stick. These are some great pics of Veronica and I! We also had a super time, but that's neither here nor there.
Absolutely, I'm guilty of taking a celfie here and another there. I always laugh quietly to myself when I come across someone's IG page that's filled with celfies. Another type of post I love to see is the celfie that has a caption or even scripture that has absolutely, positively NOTHING to do with the fact that this is just another celfie. ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS! The point of this post is to point out the fact that celfies are just about one thing; CELF. We live in a culture that obsessed with celf. What's in it for me? It's all about me.
Well, I want to take a look into scripture when Jesus modeled an utterly remarkable act of self-LESS-ness.
It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. 4 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, 5 and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples' feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. (Jumping down to verse 12) After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, "Do you understand what I was doing? 13 You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you are right, because that's what I am. 14 And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other's feet. 15 I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. 16 I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. 17. Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them. John 13: 2-5 & 12-18
This would be the last intimate moment Jesus and His disciples would have together before being taken into custody, placed on trial, so on and so forth. He knew what was going to take place after this. He could've used His time in so many different ways. If we knew we were going to be taken to jail, beaten, and eventually die; we'd be saying our last good byes to folk, seeing people we haven't seen in awhile, doing stuff from our bucket list, and some more stuff. How did Jesus spend his last moments before all this would go down? He spent it washing His disciples' feet. Incredible! What a way NOT to make it all about Him. I mean, He is the Christ for crying out loud! That's the complete opposite of what 'should've' been happening during this time. Jesus would've been well within His right to go sky diving or any other craziness we put on our list of things to do before we left this earth. Instead, He used this time to model to those closest to Him how they should treat others. There's a double blessing in it all though. 1) There's a feeling unlike any other when you serve people. It just does your heart warm and glad! and 2) The last verse in the passage I shared says, "Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them." WOW! Suppose the very thing you've been asking God to do for you hasn't been done because you've made it all about you? Only praying for you. Only doing for you. Only thinking about you. Serve others with your gifts. Serve others with your time. Serve others with your talents. Serve others with your finances.
Do those things and watch how God not only will bless you in return, but what that gesture will do for that person and their spirit. I'll close with a scripture from Matthew 6:4. Take care and May God Bless!
"Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you."