I am well aware of the accuser of all brethren who accuses me before the Lord.
One of those days He does it so well is when I put my will before the Lord.
He knows how it goes for it’s the same thing that made him loose his place in heaven.
It’s not an easy task. Being self-centered is almost so natural – as natural as taking in the air we breathe.
We consider ourselves first before others, and our own sins are obscured before our very eyes.
We are quick to remove a speck from our brothers eye yet we carry a log around.
The self is strong and God knew that we will have to crucify it daily lest it overpowers us into eternal damnation.
We place our faith right on top of the raised secular values.
We spread Jesus like butter on top of secular standards. A little “Jesus” won’t hurt, we say – to cover our brokenness instead of going to Him to fix us.
Joshua told the children of Israel to put away the gods that their forefathers prayed to and chose the Lord.
“Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and in truth; remove the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the [Euphrates] River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord .
The ‘self god’ is one of the many that needs to be put away, everyday.
The sel should die!
Christ needs to increase in us that we will reach a point and say like Paul, “It’s no longer I but Christ who lives in me! ”
How I desire to please my Savior. I want to be like Christ.
Well, the truth is, I don’t want the “pain” of being chiseled(self again!).
But pain is necessary for growth. Christ has to pummel me and chisel out all rough edges that would make it difficult for me to glide through my heaven’s door!
I don’t want to be stuck at the door! Angels trying to push me from behind while others are pulling my head in.
I want to fit through the NARROW DOOR.
So I have to be on diet to get rid of the gods that could beset my purpose and calling.
I need to be FAT.
I have to be FAT.
I have to be Faithful, Available and Teachable.
Faithful to God’s calling.
Available for God’s work.
Teachable to His will.