Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Reminders from a Hard Day
Is it a bad thing when I realize my need for Grace, and that I am not the Source, but the servant (Ann Voskamp)? Is it a bad thing when I have to cling to the promises of my Father's love and unmerited favor? Is it too awfully terrible to have to humble myself and reach out for help, when I come to the end of my own resources?
Somewhere in the middle of this hard day, I decided that the answer to all those questions is...NO. It is not. And while I did not have a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day, like Alexander....it did humble me and remind me that like Paul, I must cling to the promise that my life was created to exalt the Gospel and not myself (Philippians 1:12).
And because of that, today I rejoice. Although my plans had to change, my to-do list was not completed, and my pride and self-confidence were pricked a bit....I am beginning to see that this, too, can bring glory to my Great God and Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Spirit that lives within us and makes us holy.