by Holly Dyer
Wow! I am amazed by the depth of the content we have enjoyed so far on the Heritage Women’s Blog. I thank you all for your insight and the time you spent in gathering your thoughts, and I imagine, on your knees in prayer on what to write.
I have been inspired by you, encouraged by you, and felt exposed by some of the challenges and things shared. I feel like the bar is set really high, and honestly, I know that I cannot reach it…
I have been on my knees, asking God what I have of value to say. I have lots of little lessons that He has been teaching me the past weeks. Some have been more pleasant than others. Maybe little wisdoms that I could share with you in hopes that it might strike a chord with something you are going through, but nothing stands out as the ONE THING that I should share.
In my pride, I want what I say to sound good. I want you all to like me, so I want to impress you with my words. But honestly, I have no words worth saying beyond the words Christ has given me. In fact, I am more often than not saying the absolute wrong thing. There were several instances just today that I wanted to put my foot in my mouth, wishing that I had just kept quiet.
I am inspired by the hope that in heaven, I will no longer struggle to say the right thing. I am inspired by Jesus, who always said just the right thing. Here is one example that I came across recently:
Matthew Chapter 22 verses 41 through 46 says this:
“Now while the Pharisees mwere gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, “What do you think about nthe Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, n“The son of David.” 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, oin the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
44 p“‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’?
I find it interesting to imagine what might have been the mood in the room when my Lord had this conversation with the Pharisees. I like to judge them in my own mind, knowing how puffed up they were in their own knowledge, knowing that they all had the right clothes, the right do’s, and the right answers, until the Son of God’s response blew them out of the water. But I know that in so many ways I am just like them
As I grow in knowledge of the Lord, I hope that I will become less and less like the Pharisees, always thinking I know the right answer and always wanting to prove my worth, to be more and more like the one who is the answer to all of our questions.
Verse 46 tells us that from that day no one dared ask Him any more questions. He had the answer to end all questions. He is the answer that ends all questions.
So the next time you are like me and speak out when you shouldn’t, or say just the wrong thing, remember that you are “in Him” and identified with Him in God’s eyes. And those others that you think might be laughing at you, are just other Pharisees like yourself. May we be looking to the ONE instead of anyone else.