After being still & quiet listening to the Word of God from the book of Genesis; I saw a vast difference in the lives of those who chose for themselves (Lot) and those who let God choose (Abraham).
I also saw a great difference between those who chose to “make a name for themselves” as well as “build a city to themselves” compared to those who desired to obey God in order to make His name great.
Something to think about – God doesn’t share His glory nor does He share His praise! It is all due to His Great name! It ALL belongs to Him and is from Him & for Him! All of it!
Going low beats going high every time!
Humility must win if we are going to follow hard after Jesus, if we desire to please Him.
In an American “Christian” environment where platforms & platitudes of “look at me, look at us, hear me, see what I am doing for the Lord”, where everything “done for Jesus” is posted all over social media – it just makes me stop and ask myself, is this where we want our reward? It is too easy to get caught up in US.
Is it enough that Jesus sees?
Is our satisfaction found in Him?
Is it enough to know that God knows.
Yes! It is more than enough!
Please don’t think I am bashing platform ministry, no not at all, after all, I desire to write & to have my stuff read so a platform of some form is part of that call. I am just thinking out loud…. but God’s Word should confirm, challenge, convict & commend us. His Word makes me think differently.
Are we going low and allowing God to choose for us? Or, are we busy choosing for ourselves & making a great name for ourselves?
Lord search our hearts. Help us to build altars to Your great name! Help us to as Jen Wilkins says to, “go low”. To always lift you high.
Dear Abba, Forgive us when we get caught up in ourselves, our plans, our kingdoms, our buildings, our message, our methods! Even our ministries.
In Jesus name Amen!
Renee Psalm 91:1-2
Renee–this was so thought-provoking. Thank you for being still in God’s Word and sharing the revelations He gives you with others, including me. I thought this was your best piece yet. And I continue to pray for God’s blessings and leading in your writing.
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