Isaiah 66:2. ‘Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the Lord. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.’
I will not say what particularly it was, but recently I had quit. I had given up the idea of something in particular that I humbly gave up to the Lord as an offering to Him. I said in essence, “This isn’t happening again so I accept that you are enough and I give it up to You. I quit and am fine with that. I trust You.” And that was that, so I thought. But evidently God had different plans or honored my humility or something because today He saw fit to provide that very thing to me. And it goes to show you that sometimes in the giving something up to God, He honors that and gives back more. I believe He wants to know we are fully prepared and fully willing to give up everything for Him and He honors that, rewards it even. God is so real and alive and working in me and so many I know that walk with Him faithfully and meaningfully. It is so very beautiful. Praise God! May the whole earth praise His holy name!❤
2 Chronicles 7:14. “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Being humble enough to serve and put God and other people first in our lives is the greatest superpower we have on our own. It is the power behind serving. Why? It mixes with faith and allows the Holy Spirit to flow through us and He is the greatest Force on the planet and even in the universe. There is no greater strength and He can flow though a humble and faithful soul of flesh and spirit. And when God flows through a person, what on earth can hold a candle to it? And all that starts with humble service. “How can I help?” “What can I do?” “What do you need?” These all start service rolling and declare that God made you for a reason too and loves you too and I want to show you how important you are to Him, even if I have to work hard or get a little dirty along the way. Humble. Worship. It is beautiful. Absolute perfection for the best we can find and be in life and the strongest. The greatest is found in the humblest. And I really dig how God set that up. He has a great sense of humor. How I love Him!❤
Deuteronomy 8:2. “Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.”
The Lord disciplines and helps shape the character of those He loves. Love does that. Love is not all about turning a blind eye. Real love calls out sin and badness and pride so it can be corrected and you can be humble and as such much happier and ready for heaven. ❤
I often feel agitated. I am content and have peace and joy in God. But things vex me. I think those things go hand in hand. I believe you cannot be close to the Lord and not start to see evil as evil and be bothered that more people are not paying attention to God. That is insanity! See… agitation. So, as I am always seeking ways to improve, I realize the agitation welling up in me. My cure for this agitation is humbly praying and reading my Bible. That is it. Super simple. But knowing and keeping from the enemy’s evil distractions are two very different things. And I need to focus on those simple things. They seem to be the cure and answer to most things, truly. And people often sincerely under-estimate the immense power in humility. It is the key to purity and closeness to Christ. It is invaluable from a present earthly and an eternal perspective. Hope it helps you too. God bless and keep you, loved friend.❤
The requests grow linger every day, just keep praying.
Your mountains rise from molehill made, just keep praying.
Drama arises to attack, just keep praying.
No more energy to fight back, just keep praying.
It may seem a worthless tool, but please remember God saith
A prayer will only be answered with humbleness and faith.
Combine those and present them high and keep your eyes upon the sky
And just keep praying.❤