Meditation for Perfectionists – Tuesday December 18, 2018
No Secret To God
Psalm 78:39: For [God] remembered that they were merely mortal men…” (TLB).
God is not surprised by our inadequacies and imperfections. The human condition is no secret to him. We do not fool him with our noble attempts at self-righteousness and game-playing spirituality. William Backus, well-known author and founder of the Center for Christian Psychological Services in St. Paul, Minnesota lists several attitudes we form when we forget our humanness and believe we are indispensable: Ö Nobody else can do the job I do as well as I. Ö No matter what time of day or night it may be, I must always make myself available to meet all the needs of all others. Ö Jesus expects me to give up all my right to privacy, rest and recreation if I am to serve fully.
The above statements could be realistic only if we miraculously became super human. Although we may try to ignore our human needs and foibles, God doesn’t. He never forgets who we are or how we were made. And still he loves us and treats us with dignity. We can learn to depend on someone bigger and mightier than ourselves.
Lord, I am your creation,
formed of the dust of the earth,
yet according to your incredible plan.
I trust in your divine help and redemptive power.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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