NOTE: We will be on vacation next week, so there will be no blog postings. I will be back in my office on Monday, June 29th.
This morning I read the following quote in Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest: “Humility before men may be unconscious blasphemy before God”. Chambers further states: “To say, ‘Oh, I’m no saint,” is acceptable to human pride, but it is unconscious blasphemy against God. It literally means that you defy God to make you a saint”.
Instantly, my mind jumped to writing (as it often does :). When one has been called to write, is it not just as blasphemous to say, “Oh, I’m no writer”? Does saying so not mean that we defy God to make us what He has called us to be?
Chambers asks: “Why are you not a saint? It is either that you do not want to be a saint, or that you do not believe that God can make you one.”
I ask: “What are you not a writer? It is either that you do not want to be a writer, or that you do not believe that God can make you one.”
Either response reveals a lack of faith in Almighty God to complete the good work He has begun in you (Philippians 1:6).