Thursday, December 08, 2005

1 Timothy 1-4

1 Timothy 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

Peaceful and quiet.....I don't know how but I need to learn.....so going to go quiet here and hopefully in REAL life.....will need much prayer......and those that know me prayer and reminders...... maybe it is more meek than quiet...I'm not quite sure....but a peaceful and quiet life led in meekness.....how in the heck will I do that??? I won't....but maybe He will be able to do it in and through me.....but I gotta stop thinking of me....this morning I was struck that finally in HEAVEN I will be about HIM and not me....what a relief that will be!!

Tozer Insights for Leaders for today:
Trials and Pain: The Labor of Self-love
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. --Galatians 1:10
The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think for yourself whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of you. As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal there will be those who will delight to offer affront to your idol. How then can you hope to have inward peace? The heart's fierce effort to protect itself from every slight, to shield its touchy honor from the bad opinion of friend and enemy, will never let the mind have rest. Continue this fight through the years and the burden will become intolerable. Yet the sons of earth are carrying this burden continually, challenging every word spoken against them, cringing under every criticism, smarting under each fancied slight, tossing sleepless if another is preferred before them.
Such a burden as this is not necessary to bear. Jesus calls us to His rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort. The Pursuit of God, 112.
"Lord, give me this peace, this rest, this meek and humble spirit this morning. Deliver me from concern for the esteem of this world. Give me victory today over every trace of self-love. Amen."

1 comment:

Paula said...

"The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort", amen. The older I get, the more I learn that any anger of pain I feel has mostly been self-inflicted. I've been hurt because I think I deserve something. This post has touched me and I hope you're not going too quiet here on your blog. You have opened my eyes so many times to the truth. I feel your heart and love for the Lord. I want to ask you out of my selfish desire (not so surprising, huh?) to continue writing. You're making a diffenence on the internet.

Love and hugs,