Monday, April 6, 2015

One additional thought on Silence Our Enemy By Remaining “Little”

In my previous post, I wrote that  "Littleness leads me to a simplicity, purity and trust which characterize the child-like faith. By remaining little and unknown, the power of Christ may rest upon us. "

After meaningful dialogue with sister Jessica, however, I realized that---along with simplicity, purity and trust---perhaps I should have added boldness as well. Or I should rather say; simple, pure and trustful faith inevitably make us bold.

One of the lessons I am learning from the Lord right now is that, yes, it is very appropriate to have a humble view toward ourselves but I should not dare to limit His Way just because it looks much bigger or unfamiliar. I am learning that godly humbleness and narrow-mindedness are two different things.

I warned myself that I should never use my “littleness” for providing a cover for timidity, self-defense and hidden stubbornness . Because it surely hinders His Way. And it is a dreadful thing to “hinder” His Way! Will the Lord want to break my small world, my agenda, my boundaries? Then let them break! O Lord!

 “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory”(Col 1:27). 

Notice here that Paul did not write “Christ for you” or “Christ with you.” No, he wrote so clearly that Christ is in us!

Christ is in us and in the midst of us. Christ, to whom all authority has been given in heaven and on earth (Matt 28:18), is in us. This powerful spiritual truth inevitably produces supernatural boldness in our hearts if we simply believe it. In fact, this kind of godly boldness opens a new path through the thick undergrowth and it knows no limit. It proceeds powerfully and fearlessly. It is self-forgetting and full of Christ-mindedness.

Lastly, I am going to pray the prayer of Paul in the book of Ephesians for all the head covering sisters across the globe.