Dean Koontz and Humility

“The best writing is borne of humility. The great stuff comes to life in those agonizing and exhilarating moments when writers become acutely aware of the limitations of their skills…”             

The famous author, Dean Koontz, wrote this about overcoming fear as a writer.

Look how this applies to you and me if we change a couple words:

The best life is borne of humility.  The great stuff comes to life in those agonizing and exhilarating moments when humans become acutely aware of the limitations of their skills.

The best life is one bound for eternity with God.

We get to eternity once we’ve had a moment that makes us acutely aware of the limitations of our skills.  There is literally nothing we do can to get ourselves into heaven.

No skill.

No good deed.

No loving this person that much.

Zilch.

Nada.

Our limitations make us hell bound.  Christ’s death and resurrection is the only way friends.  We can’t accept the free gift of eternal life unless we are willing to be humble, to be born again in humility, needing a loving God to rescue us.

And oi, does humility come at a cost or what?!?!   It is agonizing because we have to admit we need a Savior and that means human defeat.  On the flip side, it’s exhilarating to exchange defeat for victory…that’s the great stuff, a life in heaven.  A life without pain or suffering or tears or fear or separation from the Living God.

If you died today, do you know without a doubt where you would go?

The wages of sin, or what we earn by our mistakes, is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.  If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe God raised Him from the dead, then friend, you are heaven bound!

By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life.  Proverbs 22:4

 

 

 

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