Daily Delight

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

But I
am not eloquent. – Moses (Exodus 3)
am too old. – Sarah (Genesis 18)
do not have anyone to help me. – Paralyzed man (John 5)
am not old enough. – Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1)

Never once does Jesus call His children to be perfect. If we could be sinless, then we would have no need for Him. This is why we need the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is why we desperately need a Savior. Jesus died the death we so rightfully deserved and in response to this He says follow me. If Jesus were to simply be our cheerleader, He would be no Savior. He nods His head in agreement when we fret about not having it all together because He knows we are not but He is. Jesus is. He declares, I am. Our identity is not our own, but Christ working in and through us. Jesus is.

There is a particular woman in scripture that gets this truth. She recognizes that she is nothing without Jesus. She recognizes that in order to be fully His she needs to give herself fully. This woman in found in Matthew 26 and Luke 7 where she chooses to pour her alabaster jar of perfume on Jesus. For women of the time, this was their most prized possession. When she broke the jar, she was giving all that she had to Jesus, including pride. This was an act of giving her free will over to Jesus. This was her recognizing her brokenness. This was her recognizing she is nothing without Jesus.

My prayer is that my petty complaints become prayers of thanksgiving for my brokenness because it is through my brokenness I most rely on Him. It is through our brokenness the glory of Christ is made known. We are not, but Jesus is. He is strength, courage, beauty and every ounce of love. He is everything I am not, yet He knows this and gives me grace daily. For this, I am to simply respond by fully giving myself daily to follow Him.

For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:19-20

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About the Author

Emily Watson≫ ≫Emily is a student at Oklahoma State University eagerly seeking the Creator and Savior of her soul. She is an avid lover of mornings, the golden hour, fresh flowers, coffee with cream, books, and quality time. You will often find her with a camera around her neck and a willingness to engage with others. The Lord continues to show her more and more of His glory and grace through the man made lens, which then spurs on her writing. You can see more of Emily’s photography and devotional writings at ewatsphotography.com.


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