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Reasons We Have Difficulty Following Christ’s Lead

November 13, 2009

I have been going through Beth Moore’s study A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place. It is a study about the tabernacle and much of the study this far has been spent in the early parts of the Old Testament, but tonight Beth made a link to the story of Christ washing the feet of his disciples. She closed today’s study with this list of seven reasons we have difficulty following Christ’s example and his commands. The list really impacted me as I thought through how each of these at times has been true in my life and how I desire to have a changed life and heart so they will no longer be a part of my life and I will follow without reservation or fear. I choose this day to live differently and this list gives me a some specific areas to work on.

  1. We lack the assurance of who we are.
  2. We don’t want to leave the table to do it. (It would require being humble and leaving our comfort.)
  3. We would have to lay aside the outer garments. (Be willing to be vulnerable.)
  4. Our pitchers are empty because we fail to be filled by Christ.
  5. We do not like feet. (Do not like taking risks, getting messy, and being uncomfortable.)
  6. We would have to get on our knees. (Be humble enough to deny our selves and put Christ first.)
  7. Refuse to let Christ wash our feet or minister to us.

 

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