Nov 29, 2017 Karla’s Blog
Today’s devotional is teaching us that if our hearts are full of God, then we leave no room for anything worldly. Christ said that John the Baptist was the greatest man ever birthed by a woman. Where as John said that He was nothing more than a voice. By being humble, it allowed Christ to proclaim him the greatest of prophets. We need to keep ourselves empty so that we can constantly consume and fill ourselves with Him. When we are near Christ we find it impossible to say we are anything of value, having seen His worth. The more time we spend with Him the more we fill our hearts, with Christ like ways and thoughts. We become extensions of His heart and His works. Christ is promised the right hand of God, the mighty ruler for all of eternity, yet Christ craves a place in our hearts. He knows if He can live in us, sinful creatures that we are, that He will have awakened our eyes and heart to all that God has to offer.
What we are while on this earth will be like a minute compared to what is eternity. Wouldn’t you rather suffer and live a weak poor soul on earth, so that you can be humbled and filled with His heavenly spirit forever more. If you had the power to choose what your child could inherit, wouldn’t you want them to be humble true servants of the Lord on earth and learn to go to God for constant fulfillment, rather than self dependent on earth, so that they needed nothing from God, and therefore loose the opportunity to get to know Him. Then lost for all of eternity? I love my children dearly, an eternity in Heaven is my greatest desire for them. It’s hard not to give them whatever they need the instant you are aware of the need, but I see that they must need, so that they can seek God’s help. If I were to grant their every need, I am costing them the opportunity to know Our Father, and that His Son suffered, so that we have the opportunity to be with Him for all of eternity. Teaching our children, the greatest gift is knowing God on a personal level, and that it is an ongoing gift of overflowing proportions, should be the ultimate goal of every parent. Even if it means that child might have to suffer a bit in the present. So maybe we shouldnt give them everything they want now, so that they can have ever need and desire forevermore.
Thanks for sharing part of your day with me please enjoy this devotional from His Victorious Indwelling: