Characteristics of A Christ-Like Mind – Part IV
Philippians 2nd Chapter
Key Text: 4 Each of you should look not only to your own
interests, but also to the interests of others.
Study Text: 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with
Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness
and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having
the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3Do nothing out of
selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of
others. 5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being
made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he
humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross!
While preparing this message the Lord spoke to me and said, “Just thank them.”
You see, I was in Veronica’s hospital room putting together a message that
would tell us, “God put us on this little planet to support one another. We
need to be a body rather than individual entities trying to do a large task.”
But the word I got was, “Just thank them.” Of course the “them” is “you.”
And as I began to meditate, the Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance the
kind words, the men and women of God coming by to pray with us, the e-mails
telling us that you were praying for us, the phone calls, the flowers and
the acts of love. Then I finally got the revelation the Lord wanted me to
When each person loved us in their own special way through prayers and acts
of godliness, they took the time to “look” at our interests. Veronica and
I truly realize that you did not have to do it, but for one season ordained
by the Father, you focused on our needs and we thank God because this truly
ministered to us. While in the hospital, Veronica even stated, “I really feel
the prayers that were sent up for us.” And those prayers helped bring to us
the peace of God. We knew that our corporate prayers would be answered — and
they have been.
Veronica and I are coming home today (March 14, 2000). I say today because
it’s 4:33 in the morning. I left the hospital to get a shower and some sleep,
but most of all to send out a reminder to keep the Borschel family in prayer.
Today is the day that Katie is scheduled for surgery. So after reading this
e-mail, please go into prayer for Katie if you haven’t done so today. I am
sure by now you know that her best interests are not only in our hands but
should be in our prayers as well.
Thank you on behalf of the Borschel & Yon families for all of God’s love
you have given to us. We can truly say without a doubt that you have touched
heaven and changed the earth for our families.
Love In Christ,
The Borschel & Yon Families