Psalm 40:17

Psalm 40:17. “But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.”❤

Remembering how little we really are is the biggest thing we can do. ❤

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Humility is Not a Four Letter Word

I post a celebration, everyone reads and likes. I post humility and suddenly have the plague… no reads, no likes. It is not popular in this faux reality culture we are in to put pride on a pedestal and yawn or snicker at humility. It is not popular. And yet people will claim to be God’s. These two facts do not agree. There is enormous disparity between claiming to love God and being proud. Yet pride is celebrated still. This should not be. It is very ugly, very wrong to build ourselves up when God is the One we should lift up. This is always true. God should be lifted up in prominence and we should be humble. He is the Creator. We are the created. Humble is our natural position and where we will operate with the greatest joy, peace, contentment, ease, everything the most meaningful. Humility is a great word.❤

Humble Prayer

The most beautifully sweet sound to God is a humble prayer. It is incense to Him and He can answer you and love on you as soon as you offer it to Him. He looks for excuses to lavish on His beloved children. Humbly pray and He draws close. And He can do anything.❤

Working Days

While I love my life as a loving housewife and loving homeschooling momma, I sometimes am blessed to also still be a consulting loving Audiologist. And today, I was blessed with 3 patients. This helps with birthdays coming up (everyone in the house but me) and gas money for running around, etc. So work is a blessing to us. But more of a blessing is God’s blessing of timing and allowing the blessing at just the right time.

I got to thinking that I have Christian brothers and sisters who struggle with money. And I heard a great teaching that said struggles with money are management problems or problems with God’s provision. As in, either we spend poorly and that is the problem or we ate not getting enough and that is the problem. Or both. And to the not getting enough, it could be three things: not working at the best position you are capable, not enough faith and prayer, or you have a lesson to learn about depending on God. And that teaching is sound.

I reflect that I used to have a pride issue and work harder, more jobs and earn more but simultaneously had a spending problem. But I do not remember ever not tithing. 10% to God first. And I always had faith but still struggled because there was a spending problem and pride. So when my pride broke and I adopted a Spirit of humbleness and my faith was still there and my Spirit of self-control helped with my spending, now I do not want for anything. We don’t have enough to go to Disney, but I am content with whatever God provides and He always provides what we need when we needed. ❤

Understanding or Not

There must be an enormous generosity in place within two conversationalists in order for hearing and understanding to occur. Both have to be humble enough to receive information and process it in the context it was meant. If one or both are too full of self/pride, either the hearing will be faulty or the understanding/wisdom within the context will be flawed. This flawed understanding happens in sublings, friends, marriages, nations, leaders, business, and it is never a good thing. This is one of many reasons God emphasizes the maintenance of humility as a characteristic we strive to live. God knows the importance of humbleness in communication and understanding, and really, what good comes from misunderstandings? So God knows what He is doing and please attempt to remain humble for His sake and that of all those around you. Everyone wins.❤

Falling vs Fighting to Win Any Battle

Being humble is the key to winning every single battle. And allow me to clarify. Being humble is in no way, shape or form the same thing as being weak. It is being so very powerful, using every ounce of strength enough to fall before the Ultra-Powerful God of the universe and admit you need help and ask Him for it. Then He fights for you and He wins for you any possible battle ever. And the shame is that most people will not allow God to prove this truth in their lives. They prideful want to cling to each battle and keep it going for years and keep trying or running (addiction fantasies) for years, getting depressed or beat down or bitter or ruined. The winning is so simple if you choose it but it requires taking off the pride and clothing with humility and falling before God. So simple. So true. So beautiful. Worth a go, truly. It works. My life attests to this truth.❤

Sick of Selfish Pride

I wish people would wake up one morning and say, “I am so sick of being prideful and selfish. I really want to be humble before God as Jesus was and serve out of love and appreciation for all God does for me.” Wouldn’t there be an unprecedented revolution? Wouldn’t it be the most we could ever do for God to start that initiative and give Him glory? Wow! I cannot think of a more noble and heroic way of thinking.❤