Tuesday, June 26, 2007

This is who I want to be--my prayer for myself today

I am "borrowing" this from Beth's blog from a few days ago. When I read it, it so struck my heart that this is so what I want for myself. To be truly meek. I am blessed to know a few women like this and so I seek to imitate them as they imitate Christ.

MEEK ~"The meek man, is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. Rather, he may be in his moral life as bold as a lion and as strong as Samson; but he has stopped being fooled about himself. He knows he is as weak and helpless as God has declared him to be, but paradoxically, he knows at the same time that he is, in the sight of God, more important than angels. In himself, nothing; in God, everything. That is his motto. He knows well that the world will never see him as God sees him and he has stopped caring. He rests perfectly content to allow God to place His own values. He will be patient to wait for the day when everything will get its own price tag and real worth will come into its own. Then the righteous shall shine forth in the kingdom of their Father. His is willing to wait for that day.In the meantime, he will have attained a place of soul rest. As he walks on in meekness he will be happy to let God defend him. The old struggle to defend himself is over. He has found the peace which meekness brings.Then also he will get deliverance from the burden of pretense. By this I mean not hypocrisy, but the common human desire to put the best foot forward and hide from the world our real inward poverty. For sin has played many evil tricks upon us, and one has been the infusing into us of a false sense of shame." AW Tozer, The Pursuit of God.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that is such an awesome article about meekness. Yet the concept is so freeing. The transparency of not caring what people think makes more room for me to focus on what God thinks of my love and service to Him. I will ask God to help me meditate on that as I go through situations and relationships. Your sister, Fran

stknuppe said...

Libbi, I love this quote so much I'm sending it on to Austin in D.C.
I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your kiddos! Looking forward to our Design for Living Date this Friday :)

Hugs, Sue

stknuppe said...

Dear Libbi,

This is so inspirational, thank you for sharing it with us. I'm going to pass it on to Austin in D.C.

I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your kids!

Looking forward to our date at the Design for Living conference this Friday!
Hugs, Sue