Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Desire for Greatness
Do you want to be great? God wants that for you. He wants your life to make a great impact for Him. What are some keys to greatness? One key is humility and having an others-first attitude. The Lord hates pride, but gives grace to those who are humble and serve others.
Another key is having bold faith. Blind Bartimaeus would not keep quiet (Mark 10:48). Jesus was passing by, and Bartimaeus was not going to let the stern warnings of the faithless keep him from encountering the Savior and bringing his needs to Him.
A third key is having a heart of praise. The Lord is worthy of our praise. God loves it when we praise Him for His goodness and grace. If things are going well for you today, praise Him. If they are going badly, praise Him anyway. He is a good God who loves you and will work all things together for your good and His glory.
(Jeff Schreve, First Baptist Church, Texarkana, TX.)
From Walk Through the Word: A New Testament Devotional (2012) Thomas Nelson, Inc. Page 68.