Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Monday, 15 July 2013


 “I take pleasure in infirmities” (II Cor 12:10).

One meaning of this is, having a realization of our utter unworthiness for the least blessings of God. The more we have this ‘pleasure’ the more the Lord makes us worthy of His great blessings.

 “Why have I found favour in thine eyes seeing I am a stranger?” Ruth asked Boaz. She confessed she was not even comparable to one of his handmaidens, and later became his bride. Abigail too realizes her unworthiness to be David’s wife: “Let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of thy lord?” (1 Sam 25:41).

See what John the Baptist said when people from all over Judaea and  Jerusalem flocked up to him to be baptized of him:“There cometh One mightier than I after me, the latchet of Whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose” (Mark 1:7). No surprise, John the Baptist is known as the greatest saint of the Old Testament time.

Some lose this “pleasure” after some time and become proud and then fall into disgrace.

When Billy Graham was once asked what he would first do when he got to heaven, he replied, “The first thing I am going to do is to ask, Why me, Lord? Why did you choose a farm boy to preach to so many people…?”

May the Lord grant us the grace to always have the realization of our unworthiness for the least blessings of God. If we are anything or have anything, it’s because God is everything to us.
“To feel extraordinarily small and unimportant is always a wholesome feeling,” says Robert Benson.

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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