When Colonel Samuel Logan Brengle of the Salvation Army was once introduced as “the great Colonel Brengle,” he wrote in his journal: “If I appear great in their eyes, the Lord is most gracious in helping me to see how absolutely nothing I am without Him. He does use me. But I’m so conscious that He uses me, and that it’s not of me that the work is done. The axe cannot boast of the trees it has cut down. It could do nothing without the woodsman. He made it, he sharpened it, he used it, and the moment he throws it aside it becomes only old used iron. Oh, that I may never lose sight of this.” (excerpt from the Rhema Word Daily Devotional)
There are no places in your Kingdom for ego’s, Lord. So, in the name of Jesus, I cast down every imagination that tries to exalt itself above you. It’s really easy, Father, for any of us to begin to believe our own press, Lord. Our flesh desires to be accepted and seeks the approval of men. I thank you that every day we crucify those desires…nailing them to the cross; walking in humility as we press toward the mark of the high calling of Jesus Christ. I love you, Lord…for what you’ve done FOR me and what you’re doing IN me. I bless your name, Lord. My petitions go out for everyone who reads this, Lord. Address every need of every nature, Lord…like only you can. You said that you will finish the work you started in us…and I believe that it is so.
In Jesus name,
Tracey Michae’l Lewis
(originally posted on mannaboard.com)