Friday, April 13, 2007

The God I serve

Luke 3:10-14
And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do? And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.


Just so there's no confusion; in these verses the "he" referenced is John. Not Christ. But it's still the word of the Lord in any case.

I've been thinking about these verses, and what a personal God I serve. He knows the hardest things to give up and that is what He (God, HE, this time) asks of them. When He asks me to step out in faith, it's not to do something that someone else would be afraid of doing. He asks me to step out and do what I'm afraid to do.
This is something I already know; so it's not exactly a new revelation. But it kind of ties to something I mentioned recently in a post about the things God knows about me. I wish I knew what He knew about me. I wish I had the clarity of distance in my life to see the things that others may see so obviously hold me back.

Even as I type this, my heart was praying and desiring that I would know what it was that God sees in me that makes me worth loving. And as I prayed the answer came to me.

HIM.

He sees Himself in me.

I haven't figured the concept out, I'm only just now thinking it. I generally don't like to post things I haven't thought about a great deal first but, I'm going to spend the weekend thinking about this and if you have any insights, please feel free to comment.

2 comments:

One Sided said...

I believe God loves us before He sees himself in us. For one reason we are such poor reflections , that if all he saw in us what what we reflect back of Him, I don not think it would be enough to attract his atention.
When a child is layed in a parents arms, the love that happen, is not because of what we see of ourselves, I think the love we have at that moment is the potential of what may become.

flyawaynet said...

At the same time... you don't love other babies laid in your arms the same way you love YOUR child when they're laid in your arms.
You don't love your child because some form of your dna is floating in this new person, or simply because it's last name will be the same as yours. You love your child because it is yours.

Just thinking out loud...