Wednesday, January 1, 2014
As we have ended 2013 and begun 2014, where do you find yourself? There is a point in one's life where you've tried it all on your own and you realize 'you' are not enough. That is the crossroad God wants you to get to, so that you see your need for Him as your Savior.
Matthew 10; 38-39 ''Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.''
Life is a journey towards humility. Where we don't think less of ourselves but think of ourselves less. God was the first to do that when He sent His Son for us.
We've all been subject to the feelings of discouragement, but that is when we see our need for God best. ''The great British preacher C.H. Spurgeon led multitudes to Christ through his powerful sermons. But he suffered awful bouts with melancholy. He often felt as if he'd accomplished nothing in his life. He once lamented, I've got the blackest heart in Britain. Frequently he would go into his garden, raise his hands to God and cry, Lord, I've never desired you more, yet my spirit has never been so low. Why is this happening?''
As in Psalm 38, God wants us to reach the same point as David.....''Lord, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God. Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.'' What you may consider as your lowest point, may just be your greatest saving point. When we give up our pride, arrogance, and self reliance, then God can truly begin a new work in your heart.