Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Whoever humbles himself

I was reading in Matthew this morning:'Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.'
That's an awesome statement, don't you think?

I realised that in spite of all the de-tox I've been going through, there was still this thing in me deep down which thinks that because I'm not 'doing much' for God - (at least, not in my eyes, compared with others I see every day - people we live in the same house with - our ex-pastor and family, for example) - I'm not somehow acceptable. It's an incredible thing that what makes us acceptable isn't what or how much we do at all. What a HUGE relief. All He wants is for me to humble myself. WOW. I have to take this medicine every day for the rest of my life.
Seems like there are no levels in heaven as far as other people are concerned, with which we can compare ourselves. Seems like it's only on earth in this fallen world that we make comparisons. In heaven it's always and only about HIS grace and mindblowing generosity and mercy. I think of the parable of the labourers in the vineyard...

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