The Hour Is Come

Been pondering today on the words of Jesus found in (John 12:23-26) which says "And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, Verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve Me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honour."
Nearly every person I know seems to be touched by tragedy, heartbreak, death, disease, or storms that have shattered their peace. I'm constantly finding myself asking God "How can I possibly help them, when I'm going through so much of my own stuff?" O how He reassures me it's not me who can help anyone; but rather it is Him through me. You see, God will allow us as His children to see how critical it is to stay emptied of our self-reliance if we want to have full access to His power, wisdom, and love. I find that it is in my own brokenness that I am discovering my greatest blessings! Only broken people who get their power from God can help other broken people see God for who He truly is. 
When we die to self in every area of our life, and we allow the crushing experiences of life to strip us down to the foundation of Jesus Christ then we have something truly remarkable to offer those who are suffering even when we are also suffering. But if we remain as an uncracked grain of wheat we have very limited use. Saints, when we realize that our dependence is upon God for everything, it is then that we will see the power of God break loose in our lives.

No Comments