Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 12 - Patience

Brooke encourages us today with this thought:
I'm convinced that God cares less about how much I accomplish in lufe...the 'great things' I do in His Name...than He does about how I respond to the things He allows into my life on the daily.  Some of the most accomploished in the Kingdom fo Christ are those whose names you and i will never know this side of heaven.  And greatness is only measured bu how well we respond to Christ in the little things.  Be patient for what God's plan is and not necessarily pursuing our own dreams.

Paul E Miller has this to say about greatness in his book entitled A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Disracting World:
"Underneath her obedient life is a sense of helplessness.  It has become part of her very nature...almost like breathing.  Why?  Because she is weak.  She can feel her restless heart, her tendency to compare herself with other.  She is shocked at how jealousy can well up in her.  She notices how easily the world gets its hooks into her.  In short, she distrusts herself.  When she looks at other people, she see the same struggles.  The world, the flesh, and the devil are too much for her.  The result?  Her heart cries out to God in prayer.  She needs Jesus."

"But whoever would be great among you must be your servaant..." Matthew 20:26
(GL page 25)

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