I usually read a little book by Oswald Chambers each day. His perspective on Christ and living life always kicks my butt.
Here are a few of his thoughts that i really like and have already been thinking about. I hope you enjoy them and are challenged by them.
"According to Jesus Christ, he is called to be the "doormat" of other men; their spiritual leader, but never their superior."
"This is Paul's idea of service- 'I will spend myself to the last ebb for you; you may give me praise or give me blame, it will make no difference.' "
"If we are devoted to the cause of humanity, we shall soon be crushed and brokenhearted, for we shall often meet with more ingratitude from men than we would from a dog; but if our motive is love to God, no ingratitude can hinder us from serving our fellow men."
"When we realize that Jesus Christ has served us to the end of our meanness, our selfishness, and sin, nothing that we meet with from others can exhaust our determination to serve men for His sake."