"Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less." Tim Keller The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
The kindness of Christ is overwhelming to me. His timing. His word. His love for us. Tim Keller’s short essay drove me to supernatural thankfulness today for the patience of our savior. His words on a life of humility and faithfulness in light of the gospel are humbling to say the least. more thoughts on that later, I’m sure.
13Anyone who is having troubles should pray. Anyone who is happy should sing praises. 14Anyone who is sick should call the church’s elders. They should pray for and pour oil on the person in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will heal that person. And if the person has sinned, the sins will be forgiven. 16Confess your sins to each other so God can heal you. When a believing person prays, great things happen.
On my last fall semester Day of Prayer, I am reminded of the privilege that it is to be allowed in conversation with the Lord. I am reminded that I get to be in relationship with love himself. I am reminded of the joy that I’ve experienced with the Covenant College community. I am reminded of the faithfulness of our savior in so many different season. I am reminded that waiting is worship. And I am reminded that prayer is powerful.
"For years I tried to love God with my heart to the neglect of my mind, not recognizing my need to grow in the knowledge of the "I AM." Any systematic study of the bible felt mechanical, even a little like an act of faithfulness or an admission that the Holy Spirit’s insight during a quiet time wasn’t enough for me. But I was missing he important truth that the heart cannot love what the mind does not know."