I Have Nothing
That’s right, ladies and gents: I had nothing planned for today.
Not a single post. Not a single idea. Not a single word.
I generally like to stay on top of things and map out a little in advance, but today? Nothing.
So instead of coming up a post and haphazardly publishing it, I was thinking about “having nothing” on my drive into work this morning. This got me thinking my spiritual posture toward God.
Often the notion I hold onto is that I need to bring something to God in order to gain approval.
A slick prayer of gratitude.
An act of service toward a friend.
An spotless Sunday attendance record.
A hearty tithe check in the offering plate.
An attitude of a “good Christian”.
But you know what? When my heart is in the wrong place, God’s word says that “all my righteous acts are like filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6). That is sobering, yet life-giving. It eliminates the performance and brings an acceptance of His grace to the table.
Today, I want to be reminded that God does not want my “doing”. He does not want all the things that I do to lift myself up in the process. He is holy, set apart. I am nothing without His grace and mercy.