This year I am reading through “My Utmost for His Highest” again, today I wanted to share something from that….
Some notes from TODAY’s (January 12) entry in My Utmost for His Highest….
“We can only be used by God after we allow Him to show us the deep, hidden areas of our own character. It is astounding how ignorant we are about ourselves! We don’t even recognize the envy, laziness, or pride within us when we see it. But Jesus will reveal to us everything we have held within ourselves before His grace began to work. How many of us have learned to look inwardly with courage?
But as long as there is any doubt that we are unworthy, God will continue to close us in until He gets us alone. Whenever there is any element of pride or conceit remaining, Jesus can’t teach us anything. He will allow us to experience heartbreak or the disappointment we feel when our intellectual pride is wounded. He will reveal numerous misplaced affections or desires—things over which we never thought He would have to get us alone. Many things are shown to us, often without effect. But when God gets us alone over them, they will be clear.”
Sometimes God has to get us alone with Him (not just space wise, but in our hearts and our thought life) in order for us to see our sinful nature, and then to be sanctified. Sometimes those moments in time are long and difficult, other times they are short and sweet….at least in my walk with Him….but I am so thankful that God NEVER gives up on me, and that He is NOT finished with me!!!