Truly. If you have ever rated Christians as good or bad, as victorious or stumbling, I was considered “good.”
Actually, I was called “goody-goody” throughout most of my growing up years. Then I went on to marry a preacher and serve in the church. As I grew older and gained a bit more “head knowledge,” I was asked to speak at various functions. One of the last functions was a ladies’ tea.
Well, tea was the attraction, but Bible study and worship were meant to be the focal point of the afternoon. I was asked to lead the worship and teach the study. Afterwards the pastor’s wife approached me to say, “Michelle, you can do it all! It’s wonderful to see God use you in so many ways.”
Words I longed to hear. Words I coveted.
“Blah, blah, blah…”
I’m not a super- Christian. And the truth is, I never was.
None of us are.
The definition of a Christian is one who knows he’s bad and needs forgiveness.
One who knows he’s bad. He’s not worthy of saving himself…or herself…
She is spiritually bankrupt. She has nothing in her self that is good enough to offer the Lord.
I am spiritually bankrupt.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ~Matthew 5:3