Wow! All the times I have read this verse and it has never stood out to me before. But, wow!, I need to absorb this truth. What a very real thing for me – I do get so prideful about myself – and even more so when I am praised. What a convicting truth … the purity of my heart and life can be measured by my response to praise. Lord, help me grasp this truth and be changed by it.
And so, today, mere days after attending Relevant, I’m aware of how the Lord has worked in me … I’m not yet ready to share all the inner-teaching He is doing, but I have come face-to-face with this one truth … My one desire is this: ALL of Him, none of me. Graciously people shared with me that words on screen, etched from my heart, have been meaningful or helpful or encouraging .. and my heart cries out, it’s not me, it’s only Jesus.
All day long yesterday the words, “The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus” rolled around my head and my heart. There is a song that articulates far better than I ever can how deep my awareness of this truth is, I urge you, ask you, today, please take a moment to listen … and pray with me for ALL of Him, none of me.
Living in the construction zone,