To Celebrate…Or Not?
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ._ Galatians 1:10
I received some great news recently…I’m so excited. God is really working in my life! This is huge – a big step forward. I’ve been praying that the right doors would open, I’ve been praying to be available to His leading.
But I can’t tell you about it. That would be boastful. Or bragging. Or something.
I’ll ask you to pray for me – that’s ok. It’s cool to tell you about where I’m failing. It’s ok to talk about my flaws. I can talk about the times when I’ve fallen down and messed up.
But the good stuff is taboo. Even when I know it’s not me that’s responsible – even when I know that God is moving and working and using me to His purpose. It’s still not ok.
For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
II Corinthians 4:5-7
Is it because I’m afraid that you will be judge me, or is it because you will judge me?
Does the fault lay in my own fear…or in how others respond?
Come back tomorrow for Part 2…