Friday, September 24, 2010

It's all about Him.

Have you ever thought about how your footprints in the sand disappear when you are walking in the water. You might see them for a second, but soon they are washed away by the water. Wouldn’t this be wonderful in our Christian life? Oh how I desire it. That my tracks would disappear. It’s a sweet reminder that when I walk in the water of the Holy Spirit, people won’t see my tracks, but instead they will only see the faithfulness of the tide. Or in the spiritual metaphor- faithfulness of the One who brings the tide. What a beautiful scene. Exulting in His work. Forgetting about one’s self. It's not about me. It's all about Him. Matthew 6:1 (MSG) "Be especially careful when you are trying to do good so that you don't make a performance out of it. It might be a good theater, but the God who made you won't be applauding." Revelation 5 foretells of a song we will be singing to Him one day: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever. " We might as well start our anthem to Him today, let's not wait for that day. Let's sing it today. Not just with our mouths, but with our hearts. With our lives. What if we lived every day with that song in the background? What if it became our breath? What if we could clean house, talk to our children, visit a neighbor, everything- all to that tune? It's all about His Glory. Not my tracks, not my glory. It's not about me, it's all about Him. The reality of the joy of the resurrection came only after a painful death. May He continue to work in us that death- and out of us, His resurrection. May we not shrink from the cross, but embrace it. Can’t you taste that third day? Can you smell it in the air?

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