The Closer I Get To You

The closer I get to God, the more the filth of my character is exposed; I get it when Paul called himself the chief sinner. The things God is exposing now are the attitudes of my heart - those subtle shifts in thinking that make a tremendous impact on how I relate to Him.

One of them is my incessant entitlement. Oh, I hate to admit it, but my flesh really thinks that God is my butler; that He's at my beck and call & There were times in my walk where I really questioned the goodness of God's character just because I didn't get my way.

I was under this warped mindset that Christianity was a self-help religion revolved around my come up; I didn't see my life as a part of God's plan, I saw God as a part of the plan for my life. I thank God He tore down that belief in my mind that it was all about me! I thank Him that now my daily prayer is, "God, how do you want to use me for your glory?"

It is so much more rewarding to be submitted to the authority and perfect will of God than to run on the hamster wheel of self indulgence. God's way is good even if we don't get our own.

Love y’all,

December 04, 2023 — Sheim Francis


Alecia Imani said:


Robert Halladay said:

Soli Deo Gloria! The gospel which saved is the same one that sanctifies us and teaches us to deny self for the glory of God. May we do away with the thinking that God is some cosmic genie waiting to do our will and understand that He saved us to accomplish His!

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