Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Publish, Preview or Save Now?

While writing my last post, I realized that my blog page gives me a choice to publish my post, preview it, or save now.  I actually chuckled to myself.  I mean in some ways it reminded me of my spiritual walk and I kind of felt like the Lord was asking me those questions. 

For example, if I do something that looks pretty good and I know others will think the same, then I might click on my "spiritual publish post button".  After all, why shouldn't I publish my good works?  Shouldn't everyone know the good thing I did?

But maybe I think I just did "okay" and I'm feeling a bit unsure.  I might prefer to select my "spiritual preview button" before I publish it for others to see.  After all, I am a pretty good judge of my own heart, right?  ("The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?")  Jer 17:9

And then there's the condition that I should hope to find myself in at all times.  The condition of being aware.  Aware that all my righteousness is as filthy rags. (Isa 64:6)  Aware that his strength is made perfect when I am weak. (2 Cor 12:9)  Aware that he is not just the author, he is the finisher of my faith. (Heb 12:2)  Aware that he which hath begun a good work in me will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Phil 1:6)  Aware that all my hope, all my faith, all my trust, all my life, must be found in Jesus Christ.  He is the one that is able to keep me from falling and present me faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.  (Jude 1:24)  When I am fully aware of these truths, and the fact that I am nothing without him, then I will never again click on the "publish now" or the "preview buttons."  When I have the full understanding of who I am and who he is, I will most certainly click on the "save now button!" 

Jesus Christ.  "There is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved."  (Acts 4:12)

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