A fitting description of life lived following Christ -- not finished, taken apart...you pick the metaphor.
01 December 2010
Rediscovered "My Utmost for His Highest" during the move; the online version became my morning devotional as all my books were in assorted boxes stacked about the old house. Yesterday's reading was particularly...teeth-rattling? The jist was that when we try to be overly 'humble' -- as in, "Oh, I cannot POSSIBLY do that because I'm not that good/worthy/mature...", we are in essence insulting the God who made us and wired us up to serve Him with excellence based on the gifts we have been given. Humility is good; but sometimes as believers we want play the humble card in efforts to appear humble, rather than knowing we are capable of greatness and acknowledging that that ability is a God given gift to be used for His sake and glory. I am guilty of this on occasion; truth be told, sometimes it is necessary to accept the fact that God has made me good at what I do and to be proud of who God is in my life, who He has made me to be, and to be thrilled to serve the Almighty with excellence.