The Cry of Our Heart

August 12th, 2015

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Philippians 2:12-18

We all want to be used by God. We all want to grow spiritually, and so we invest. We invest in the newest translation of the Bible, the most popular books, and attend the most influential conferences. We want God to use us.

To be used is flashy. To be used brings acclaim. If we are used by God then people will know our names, notice our intelligence, and see our godliness. However, in our desperate attempts to attain public acclaim, we miss out on the far more important work: The work of the heart. This is the desperately important work focused on the spaces we wish would stay hidden. Hidden, however isn’t an option if we’re hoping to be sent and used by God.

The cry of the sent will always be, “Change my heart.” If we’re not first changed, we will never be part of changing our world. If we are not first humbled, we will never be able to model the humility of Christ. It’s the hard work of the Spirit that creates the servant leader.

Author: Michael Palmer

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