A Humbler Grace I Must Pray For
It is both a great and troubling thing to travel with Jesus on His terms, to name Him as Lord. But many have, many do, and many more shall. They have rightly accepted a passing season of distress in exchange for the Father eternally honoring those who will serve His Son - Jesus the Christ
You must consider yourself dead to sin, and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:11)
1) "There was a day when I died, utterly died; died to George Muller and his opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its welcome or censure; died to the approval or blame of even my brethren and friends; and since then I have studied O N L Y to show myself approved to God." ~ George Muller.
2) "To mean it when I say that I want my life to count for His glory is to drive a stake through the heart of self - a painful and determined dying to me that must be a part of every day I live." ~ Louie Giglio
3) "I made Myself of no reputation." ~ Jesus the Christ
There is a humbler grace I must pray for, that I may see what impedes me. And - a further grace to beg of God, that my heart may be strong to sow the harvest.
The Last Word:
When anything of us dies in the service of God, something better is born. A disciple cannot say 'I did it my way'. ~ anon