Lifting ourselves up to God

By Dave Henning / April 23, 2013

“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.”- Romans 12:3

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.”- Philippians 4:8

Brother Lawrence used to say that since we’re made for God alone, we need to abandon ourselves in order to concentrate on the Lord.  Rather than looking inward and trying to solve our problems via our own efforts, we can see what we lack by looking to Jesus:

“In Him we can see what we lack better than we can perceive it by pondering about ourselves.  These ponderings could not be anything but a vestige of self-love that still clings to us, attempting to look like perfection but actually hindering us from lifting ourselves to God.”

Tomorrow’s blog: “Gideon’s Gifts”, based on a blog by Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts


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