DIG OF THE DAY … God is not looking for heroic figures, wonderful people who captivate others with their charisma. It must have been quite baffling to the educated world when Jesus pronounced, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Blessed are the simple and those with limited education who do not want to understand everything with their intellect. Blessed are they who do not always think they have to put themselves forward to show how smart they are. Blessed are they who do not theorize about heavenly things. Blessed are they who keep to the way that is shown them, whatever life brings.
Source: Daily Dig for August 26, Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt, Action in Waiting.
I WOULD PREFER TO BE THE SUPERSTAR, the center of everyone’s attention because of my brilliant thoughts and my mighty deeds, and everything else that shows that I am the hero of the show, the powerful worker of miracles and changed hearts. I would prefer, in other words, to be a celebrity.When I consider my ability, however, to be the star, I am actually very thankful that what I am asked to do is to follow Jesus. And pray. Because He is the star, the hero, the miracle worker and the catalyst for changed lives.
I’m just His servant, and that’s enough.
Or I can affirm … I’m good, but I’m not that good.