Friday, March 9, 2012
Emptiness…nothingness…in other words…humility
“God created the world out of nothing, and as long as we are nothing,
He can make something out of us.” Martin Luther.
This emptiness…nothingness…knowing how utterly dependent we are on God…
“the Son can do nothing by Himself” (john 5:19)…
“By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but Him who sent me” John 5:30
“My teachings are not my own” John 7:16
This is the life of Christ…to empty Himself…to be a servant…to wash feet….to die on the cross…the beauty of His life…the very essence of His life…humility.
“His humility was simply the surrender of himself to God, to allow Him to do in Him what he pleased, regardless of what men might say of Him or do to Him.” Andrew Murray.
Don’t we pray to be more like Him…to walk in His ways? I believe this is the bedrock on which all else in our Christian walk must be build…
all else will be sinking sand.
“This true self-denial to which our Savior calls us, the acknowledgement that self has nothing good in it, except an empty vessel for God to fill. Its claim to be or do anything my not for a moment be allowed. It is in this, above and before everything, that the conformity to Jesus consists- the being and doing nothing of ourselves that God may be all in all.” Andrew Murray.
Oh, Lord let this work be done in our lives…to walk humbly before you…
before others…filled with your Holy Spirit…walking in Your Love.
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Posted by Ro Elliott at 8:08 AM