12.02.2009

WFW: Casting our crowns..



I love this verse and all that it implies. I like to read it over when my pride starts to well up in me. I hate pride - it's so frustrating how I let it get the better of me sometimes. But, God makes it so clear - we do nothing in our own strength. If we have succeeded at anything at all we owe it all to Christ. Anything we have is because of Him. If we're good at sports it isn't because we've worked hard at pratice - it's because God created us with strong muscles and good coordination. If we do well in school it's because of the brain God carefully put together while he knit us in our mother's womb. Any financial success is a blessing from the Lord and can be taken away in a second. All we have is because of Him. All we've earned belongs to Him. So, when I get to heaven I will join with all the rest in falling to my knees in awe and gratitude and laying myself at His feet.

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23 comments:

Denise said...

Awesomely beautiful sweetie.

Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith said...

Powerful image! That was just really great, but when you said," All we have is because of Him", it's a reminder for when we are at work, with family, just anywhere....we are not true owners or even owners of ourselves, we belong to Him!

Have a wonderful WFW!

Stacey said...

So Beautiful! Isn't that exciting to know that one day we will be laying at His feet giving thanks!!! Great verse & picture:)

Karen said...

Amen...can't wait!

e-Mom said...

Amen! Every good thing in our lives is because of Him. This is a beautiful verse, and a timely reminder...

BTW, you've won my adoption book giveaway! (Just announced at Chrysalis.) Please email your snail-mail address to splash [dot] graphics [at] yahoo [dot] com. Thanks! :~D

Hugs, e-Mom

Franchesca Cox said...

You are so right. All because of Jesus Christ. Well said, Lauren.

Cathy said...

Wow, a wonderful picture and verse ~

From the Heart said...

I agree with all the others. Can't wait to sit at His feet and just feel His loving kindness.

lori said...

Lauren,
I've been doing some serious reading of Shane Claiborne and he just drives this home over and over again. It's causing me to rethink so much...THIS is just icing on the cake here today...Less of me...after all, it's NOT about me..."not for us, but to your name, be the glory."

Great word today!
peace!
lori

Faith said...

Great pic! what a wonderful post, too! I just discovered your blog via Emom at Chrysalis. I was drawn to it because part of your title has my first name (Faith!) and you quote a verse that I just based my latest post on!! soo..... I LOVE your blog and am excited for you about your adoption. Can I recommend your blog to a friend of mine who is about to adopt a boy from Ethiopia?? she doesn't have a blog but she does read them, I believe. Thank you!!

Mary Moss said...

Oh, Lauren! What a stunning picture to accompany this scripture. It comes to mind for me all too often (in my prideful moments:-) as well.

Great post!

Jenifer said...

Lauren, this is great!!! All we have or ever will have, all we are and ever hope to be, is a direct result of His grace rained down upon us!

Thanks for sharing today. Happy WFW!

Alicia said...

Amen!! It's never Jesus plus something. It's only Jesus!!

SnoWhite said...

Amen!

And, the beauty of this verse, is that when Christians do get rewards in heaven, they will turn and place their crowns at HIS feet. It all is for Him and for His glory.

Jennifer said...

So, so powerful! We do nothing in our own strength... something we must never forget. Thank you for this wonderful WFW post!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! The older I get the more I realize how little I can do on my own. I'm so thankful for His strength and grace.

Kristin said...

Great post! I need to work on this too. I never really thought much about it until this year, but I realized how arrogant and prideful I was and I don't want to be that way, that's for sure!

crittyjoy said...

Powerful...image, verse...and your words. So true Lauren, so true.

I love how you share from your heart. I learn so much. And know that I am not alone in how I feel sometimes!

He & Me + 3 said...

Yes, Pride is something I think we all deal with. I love this image and verse...very powerful.

My Hand-Made Crystals said...

Beautiful post and photo. Thanks for sharing. It's my first time to see a picture like this.

His Unfailing Love said...

Amen for this verse. Yes, we have nothing to do without God.

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

This is so beautiful! I love that song that goes "We fall down, we lay our crowns, at the feet of Jesus..." It's something I really should be doing EVERY day!!

Katie said...

Hi Lauren,
Hope your feeling better. I love what you wrote here. You are a amazing woman of faith. Don't you love Casting Crowns the words of their songs are amazing. I have a ornament like your baby ornament mine is from 1979!!