“Love is the way to maturity. Selfishness stunts growth and keeps us in a spiritual playpen.

The world is full of emotional babies, crawling over each other, screaming, “Mine! This I want, and this I shall have, and never mind what it does to anybody else!”

What a relief, what peace, when one who has reached spiritual adulthood, who by love has grown out of himself, comes along. He freely gives up his own aims and ambitions, his safety and his cherished plans, his possessions, his feelings, anything at all that will help and says my life for yours. Such a one comes as a rescuer.

To give myself up is the last thing I think of doing. It looks like weakness.

In God’s eyes, though, it is power.” Elisabeth Elliot ~

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

John‬ ‭15:13‬

17 thoughts on “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

  1. Thanks, Crissy. This had me thinking about when babies play peek-a-boo and think by covering their own eyes that the whole world disappears. We retain that me-centeredness to a great degree, but the Lord helps us to look outward to serve others.


  2. Everyone says they want to grow up, but so many in our modern society have a great difficulty doing so. How marvelous to find those few who move beyond being a baby, pass through the awkward turmoil of puberty, and finally reach the responsible independence and loving dependence of adulthood.

    When this happens to the saint – as will happen to every saint – we joyfully join Mr Watts in his hymn and sing, “But drops of grief can ne’er repay the debt of love I owe; Here, Lord, I give myself away- tis all that I can do.”

    May we strive for the spiritual food that brings us to spiritual maturity so we give ourselves away in the glad service of the King instead of crying for a bottle of milk and a diaper change.

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