It’s becoming almost a mantra to me. I look for opportunity to talk to someone about it. I remember the morning it sunk into my heart. It even has a note jotted next to it in my bible…that means significance to me. And, after just reading two chapters in Louie Gigglio’s “I am not but I know I Am” it becomes a little more precious at this very moment.
It came from the lips of John the Baptist, early in the story of Jesus’ ministry. It was pointed out to him that ’the guy’ he had been talking about (Jesus) was doing what he was known for (baptizing) over on the other side of the river. I’m sure they were looking for some kind of response – anger, wrath — at least frustration to come over John! Instead, his answer was not only compelling, but ageless and so very needful to any Christ-follower. He answered them, “A man can receive only what is given him from heaven.” Simple enough.