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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Birthdays

Today is the nation’s birthday.  It is also mine.  I know four other people that have birthdays today as well.  Two of them are father and son.  A few other folks share it with us.  For the longest time – well until I was about six, I thought this thing we do today was all about me.  I know better now.  At least about this birthday thing.
It is several people's birthday today...  Thoughts at DTTB.
Not so much about the Christian life.  I am still learning that this is His story not mine.  Salvation was for his glory.  What He does is a reflection of his majesty.  I forget that.  I want, demand, Him to give me presents (read answered prayer).  If you have read the Harry Potter books, sometimes I act like Dudley Dursley, counting my presents and making sure that I got more than the year before.  Otherwise like Dudley I am prone to pout and throw a fit.  I need constant reminders…

This is not about me.

1 comment:

  1. Every once in a while I am reminded of this rather forcefully (and frightfully apart from exceeding Grace) that "I am the Yahweh, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another...." (Isaiah 42:8) I believe I heard "will not!"

    But then there is also Isaiah 49:3, "He said to Me, 'You are My Servant, Israel, In Whom I will show My glory.'" In light of N.T. revelation that's us who follow Him. This may be even more amazing.

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