Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More like Him, less like me

Lately reading the bible just hasn’t been good enough… GASP!

Ok, when I say that I mean that I have had this craving for wanting to know more about the history of each book. Who wrote them or to who, what was going on at that time. Today I was reading a little about the book of Acts written by Luke. The author of this commentary said that Luke thought that Paul was a great speaker, while Paul thought he sucked (my words not his).

And it got me to thinking… I hate when people say that I’m awesome because really I know that I could probably do more or be less selfish. Thinking about how God continues to work in me and how greatful I am for that.

I was also reading in Acts 12 about how Herod was speaking but it was the voice of God and he didn’t give the credit to God. And God struck him and then worms ate him. GROSS!! So going back to that whole me thinking I’m not that great, I’ll be clear. The good stuff in me, that’s ALL God, the vile stuff that should be eaten by worms… that’s me. I love because of God, I have talent because of God, and the annoyed angry part of me… that’s me.

I wanna be more like Him and less like me.

“I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”- Psalm 40:8


Matthew said...

OK, while the video may be more "fun" your post reminded me of one of MercyMe's songs ... "So Long Self"

Jada's Gigi said...

I've been thinking some lately about "context"...scripture..written, read, lived context. Who wrote it, why, and to whom...It makes a huge difference in how you receive and understand what is being said when you grasp the context.

rmm4361 said...

No wonder you gave me an odd look yesterday when I said "you're awesome" - I just read this post today!