Embracing Obscurity

 

Embracing Obscurity

 

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Don’t allow me to fall to temptations that would take me out of the game. If fame or fortune would undermine my integrity, then keep me from it—or take it from me—before any damage is done to me or to others. You are more important to me than any star rating. I love You.

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Christ was surrounded by legitimate need—urgent pleas for healing, thousands of barren souls, twelve men to prep for establishing the worldwide church—and He was the only one who could do the job. So if He prioritized down-time, shouldn’t we?

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Because the Christian can no longer fancy that he is wise, he will also have no high opinion of his own schemes and plans. He will know that it is good for his own will to be broken.

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If we are seeking glory, honor, and immortality before God, daily and quiet persistence, faithfulness and obedience is the road to get there. Anonymous sufferings are actually the best kind, Jesus tells us—otherwise, others might recognize us and compliment us and that, alone, will be our reward.

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Ironic, isn’t it? We go striving for accolades to please ourselves and our Father, when He desires most for us simply to enjoy Him and let the rivers of His pleasures spill out to others.

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Measure thy life by loss and not by gain; not by the wine drunk but by the wine poured forth, for love’s strength standeth in love’s sacrifice, and he that suffereth most hath most to give.

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If our lifestyle doesn’t even raise the eyebrows of the world, what does that say about our devotion to the gospel?

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It is one thing to follow God’s way of service if you are regarded as a hero, but quite another thing if the road marked out for you by God requires becoming a doormat under other peoples’ feet. God’s purpose may be to teach you to say, “I know how to be abased” (like Paul). Are you ready to be less than a drop in the bucket? To be so ... View Quote


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