Monday, September 8, 2014

Ever wondered how great servants of God view themselves?

Ever wondered how truly great men and women of God see themselves? These observations by David Wilkerson's son provide an answer. If, as you journey along down the road of life and ministry, you find yourself increasingly aware of your own need of God's grace and help, then know that you are in good company!
With every achievement, his estimation of himself had grown smaller. Early on, Paul went from strength to strength in his accomplishments for the gospel. In AD 55 he wrote to the church in Corinth that he was no less than any of the other apostles. Two years later, he wrote something very different to the Ephesians, stating, “I am the least of all saints.” Finally, in his last known letter, Paul wrote, “I am the chief of sinners.” That was my father. In the beginning of his ministry, David Wilkerson was a crusading young zealot, making a massive imprint on the world for Christ. Later, as he gazed hard into his own brokenness, he realized, “I am dependent on God for everything,” and he offered genuine encouragement to others in their sufferings. By the end of his life, amid his anguished battle to know love, he claimed, “I can do nothing. He did it all. ‘It is finished.
From, "David Wilkerson: The Cross, The Switchblade, and the Man Who Believed" by Gary Wilkerson.

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