I often refer to greatness by acknowledging great accomplishments and wonderful deeds of kindness. I could list for you my accomplishments and acts of kindnesses which would cause me to well up with notions of greatness. But time spent with Jesus quickly dispels my faulty assumptions. I am guessing that I am not alone in my misconceptions.
Jesus' disciples had such notions as they approached Jesus with the question "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." His response probably surprised them and certainly challenges me.
I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3-4 NIV)
Becoming like a child
- Trusting Abba
- Responding submissively to the Father
- Obeying humbly all that He asks of me is not my natural inclination nor is it my first thought regarding greatness!!
Will you join me, this week, in striving for greatness in the kingdom of heaven?
Sharing the journey with you,