Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:4
I used to think that God's gifts were on shelves one above the other, and that the taller we grew in Christian character the easier we should reach them. I find now that God's greatest gifts are on shelves one beneath the other, and that it is not a question of growing taller but of stooping lower, and that we have to go down, always down, to get His best gifts. F.B. Meyer
"To receive God's gifts, to live exalted and joy filled, isn't a function of straining higher, harder, doing more, carrying long burdens of the super-Pharisees or ultra-saints. Receiving God's gifts is a gentle, simple movement of stooping lower. In the upside-down kingdom of heaven, down is up and up is down, and those who want to ascend higher must descend lower." Ann Voskamp-One Thousand Gifts
In the brand new light of the morning(5am to be exact-Zzzzz), God speaks. I am thankful for this day after days of hardships, depressing thoughts, anger and darkness had lingered long. God grows! He tends to his seedlings, bringing them back to the beginning, back to humility. To then raise them up into fruitful blessing, drenched in purpose!
God is so good... and He longs to pour His goodness out upon the desolate places of our lives.