Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Samuel Logan Brengle journal entry
Today I am packing...or trying to pack up my office. For me this is a very difficult and emotional task. A couple of students have placed small notes, EVERYWHERE! in my office. Notes of encouragement, scripture, and song lyrics, and They are all very humbling and encouraging to me. Of course I am saving them. But as I began to pack up my book cases, I came across a book I was handed a few weeks ago, "Journey Into Holiness". As I scanned the pages I came across this journal entry by Samuel Logan Brengle that touched my heart. Wanting to become a great preacher, he began to fervently seek the filling of the Holy Spirit. For weeks he searched the Scriptures, and then he began to examine his own heart....he writes this...
I saw the humility of Jesus, and my pride; the meekness of Jesus, and my temper; the lowliness of Jesus and my ambition; the purity of Jesus, and my unclean heart; the faithfulness of Jesus, and the deceitfulness of my hearts; the unselfishness of Jesus, and my selfishness; the trust and faith of Jesus, and my doubts and unbelief; the holiness of Jesus, and my unholiness. I got my eyes off everybody but Jesus and myself, and I came to loathe myself."
I like this quote by Samuel, because as I close up and pack up my ministry here in Mukwonago, I am so honored, humbled, and in awe that God would use a guy like me. Thank you Jesus!