LIFE in the LOW. ROOM
We all know about "Monks".....lots of Monks around today. Many of
today's " Religions have Monks. The basic idea of Monkery is to deprive
oneself of Worldly concerns so you can better focus on your deity, who or
whatever, it might be. The catholic church has "monks", thousands of 'em.
They don't call them Monks though, they're called priests. According to
catholic doctrine, priests are supposed to live an austere and simple life so
they too can better focus on JESUS and their chosen patron saint, Mary
perhaps, or whatever is meaningful to them. A NOBLE IDEA as originally
contrived by the early church fathers. They don't seemed to have followed
through with the concept as we can see how the catholic hierarchy lives
today.......and a lot of protestant preachers as well. Anyway, more to the
POINT ! Unfortunately, for them, even their "honest" efforts in this regard
fall under the HEADING of WORKS......not helpful to their cause ! What is
HELPFUL to a person seeking to be CLOSER to JESUS is to let HIM be in
CHARGE of your Deprivation Program by letting HIM STRIP YOU of YOUR
MAMMON ! HE will you know, but you must REALLY MEAN IT ( and then
hang on cause it's a ROUGH RIDE). This is just the OPPOSITE of the now
very popular "Prosperity Doctrine" that has taken the CHURCH by storm
of late. OK,,,, just imagine....there goes the yacht, now the summer home,
then the job (you still with me?).....Yeah? Good ! There goes the WIFE !
and the kids now look upon you as irrelevant. From the "exclusive" country
club to not knowing if you'll be able to pay the electric bill this month. How
yuh doin so far? HE takes you to a VERY LOW PLACE (we call it the Low Room)
And it's SCAREY down there, knowing you have lost the "power" to control
ANY aspect of your life. (especially if you were a control freak to begin with)
There you are, helpless to yourself so MUST RELY TOTALLY ON HIM FOR
EVERYTHING. And there is where you FIND HIM...HE WAS WAITING FOR
YOU THERE SINCE BEFORE YOU WERE BORN. It is also where you finally
get to HEAR HIS VOICE. What a price,,,,,but what a PRIZE ! Worth every
hardship and then some. THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR LOVE AND PATIENCE
WITH ME, A SINNER, TILL I RECOGNIZED YOU AS MY SAVIOR, MY
LORD AND KING, but now also as MY BEST FRIEND !
(Come and get me so we can be together......forever! )
P.S. The "Door" Leading out of the LOW ROOM
is known as the STRAIGHT GATE.
P.P.S. The LOW ROOM can be ANY adversity, that
Leaves you TOTALLY DEPENDENT on HIM,
and that HE AUTHORED for your personal YOKE.