Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. (Psalm 55:22)
“How would you like to be remembered?” “An ordinary Christian who struggled to understand, apply and expound the Scriptures in all of life.” ~ Question asked to John R. W. Stott and his reply.
I find it interesting that Paul introduces himself with humility before authority in Romans 1:1. His identity was “slave” or “servant”, a humble position. His role was “apostle” one of privilege. I believe the key lesson here is to never allow privilege become identity. My identity, regardless of role, will always be “servant of Christ.” Because of that, never ending care from my Lord is needed and desired!
He alone is my sustainer and source. Every detail of this day and every day depends on His intimate work in and over my life. In Him, I am sustained and never shaken. Through all, I can remain stable and preserved.
I never need to validate what I do or vindicate myself when wrongly accused. The humble servant of Christ need do nothing but rest in his Lord who sustains, defends and fully understands. However, being fully human, what a joy it is when someone comes alongside, encouraging me to continue trusting in our sufficient Lord. And, what a ministry it is to encourage another. Together, we look to the Lord who sustains.
No hypocrisy or envy. Spirit deliverance, freedom from facades and compulsions to be like… A renewed mind to truly live with His definitions and limitations. Never shaken by shadows.
Lord, You alone sustain me. Whatever You ask me risk or release will ever shake me. You alone preserve and stabilize my life so there is fear. You alone are my trustworthy Friend. Thank you.