I have been at work very hard lately to get what I want to say out into words. It is not easy; I often find that it is so difficult to share the work Christ is doing in my life…
Yes, Christ! He is nearer to me than I would have imagined was possible. I have grown so much closer to Him since Mrs. Amber passed… every day, He reveals so much of Himself, He shows me how I have been so full of self, that I am amazed I even thought I knew Him before. Through His Word, through the words of people around me – like Pastor John & Mr. Anthony & Mr. Lanny – and through the writings of His saints who have gone before – Samuel Rutherford, Amy Carmichael, John Owen… Amber Mathenia. Christ is revealing Himself more & more to me, and I find that HE is lovely.
I find how very ugly I am. I am so full of pride: I do not even want to speak of the work of Christ in my life, because I am afraid of saying the “Right Things” for the wrong reason and puffing myself up. It is Christ– I hope you all know it is not me. He is everything, I, nothing outside of Him. The power of Christ in me – the power of Christ in me!
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and
are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For My yoke is easy & My burden is light.”
Matthew 11: 28-30
I would encourage everyone who hasn’t already to read this.