I will not offer ……… to the Lord my God …….that which costs me nothing.
It’s now that Oh my Lord! I truly understand this verse. Today i have received a deeper revelation of this verse from the Bible through Bro. Zac Poonen. ( 2 Samuel 24:24)
Jesus my time, my energy, my strength, my money (my money??? Your money !!!), my youth everything Lord …everything belongs to You. Let me hold on to nothing. That’s the reason i have noticed that You really favour Uncle’s work. Because He gives His time..nearly 19-20 hours or maybe even more wholeheartedly for the Kingdom of God, that too at this age!!
There is another verse in the Bible that says do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in Spirit. Serve the Lord. Oh Lord these are words of LIFE……
Never to give to the Lord, if it costs me nothing.
Such an offering will be greatly acceptable to You Lord. I see that !!!…..very clearly today.
That’s why Jesus, You also mentioned it in Matt 11:12… “And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize–a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion].”
People who are lukewarm, slothful would never be able to fulfill God’s will in their lives. As i had mentioned it earlier in one of my posts that God’s will is not a particular act, it’s a ‘lifestyle’. This is a message to me also because here i see how God blesses even the little wholehearted effort that we put into anything.
In my desire to learn Tamil, the first step that i had taken was – to sing the hymns in the Tamil language along with the believers in the church. That’s how i began to learn Tamil alphabets, the pronunciation and today can even type the alphabets. It’s true that God blesses the little sincere efforts that we take.
Lord! may my heart always be sincere to You, sensitive to the Holy Spirit and never be proud Lord!!
Help me to be humble by placing me into different circumstances so that I could receive Grace for my daily walk on earth. I still remember the words from the Bible through Bro. Zac, that almost all the Bible commentaries have made a mistake in the definition of ‘GRACE’….as being ‘unmerited favour from God. This is a wrong definition – as Grace is not an unconditional-unmerited favour from God.
It is conditional because the Bible clearly puts it in this way – that He gives His grace (Anugrah in Hindi) to the humble. This means if You aren’t humble .. you will not receive Grace….. !
I can recall numerous occassions wherein a simple act of humility avoided great rubbings, confusions, strives and what not !!!
In one of my posts, i had mentioned…. ‘the 10 commandments of Jesus’
The first being ‘thou shalt rate yourself insignificant’.
May God give us the grace that we need.
BE HUMBLE !!