The world strokes you. They stroke you to sell stuff or to n push their agenda- money and power. They play on your pride that is our natural weakness. People want to be stroked. They want to feel important and valid and respected in this chaotic world. Pride pushes us to fight for what we want. Pride reinforces selfishness. It encourages self-thought and self-service. The opposite of pride out of control is being humble. Humble is the key to peace, joy, happiness, fulfillment because it is the proper way to be. It is putting yourself in the proper scope and frame of reference, knowing who you are in the world and who God is. We are not God, not even close on our best day or even best hour. When we realize God is all powerful and we are only important at all because He says we are and loves us (difficult to fathom) unconditionally, we get it. Then we can do what we can out of love and gratitude for Him and let Him do the rest because He can and will do what is best for everyone. We can rest in that, see? Like a child having faith, we can do that with God and then are under His eternal protection and salvation. It is that simple and beautiful! Praise God! ❤ ❤ ❤
Deep in richest pride, I walk alone.
I declare my proud right to self-government
And there is no room for God to work.
In pride, I am so important but so lonely.
When pushing for myself, I push God out.
But when humble, I am held by God
For He has room to enter in.
Humble, I am worthy of rescue and comfort.
Humble, I can accept God’s great intervention.
I am pridefully alone but thank God I am humbly held.❤
So, I sang my song this morning (“Take Me Back” from a previous post) at church. Of course, I humbled my heart and prayed before singing. I have not gotten nervous on stage for, oh, 30 years or better except when perforning an original song. With my songs, I have always gotten nervous. I think it is a part of yourself you are sharing with everyone else, putting yourself out there for criticism that always came. And I have never had a supportive spouse that encouraged my songwriting or even bothered to read my songs or hear them. And my husband is very critical so I keep them to myself.
Anywho, today like I said, I prayed. And herein Prooves the Faithfulness of God for He took over. I said “Let’s do this” and we did. And for the first time ever doing my own songs, I was not nervous. I even spoke before and told them the Scripture reference it came from and what it was about.
Many people came up and encouraged me and told me the song God gave me inspired them and they loved it. I am so pleased! God is faithful even when we are not and loves b us so much! He longs to draw close to us and just love n on us. That is why He helps every time we need Him and humbly ask. He is so good!!!😄❤
I offended many who love the New Age crap and self-thought, self-care, self-absorption. I am glad of that. Not enough truth is being told and when it is, it is watered down or cushioned with narcissistic enabling words so people listen. The Bible says in the last days people will be lovers of self, going after flattery over truth and narcisssistic in every aspect of their lives. Tech and entertainment promote this, addictions promote this, demons promote this, everything and everyone standing against Christ Jesus as Lord of all promotes this. That tells me it is evil and I must run the opposite way. I fell for it for a bit, with self-improvement crap. It is all nonsense and strokes the ego rather than pulling you toward Christ Jesus, the only way to eternal security in Heaven. We MUST have less of us in our lives and more of God, more of Jesus, more of His truth and goodness. That is lasting eternal improvement. The way of the humble is the way to Christ Jesus. The foot of the cross and exuberance of the resurrection is true eternal life. Less of me, more of God!!!❤❤❤
I have always been an ambitious person, full of energy and life and a go-getter, a natural leader and delegated worker who tirelessly gets things done with a smile. I inherited all that from my excellent daddy. Just how I am cut.
Through the many years I have been alive, my ambitions have changed. And here is my highest ambition of all time, the greatest accomplishment of greatest worth, what I am desperately working on within myself… staying humble in spirit.
Once mastered, humbleness of soul and spirit allows a flow through of God. Not because we are so strong but because we are weak and know we need Him and then He is so so so strong through us. This is the highest goal, no greater goal exists. Humble spirit has the deepest relationship with God because it is the most honest. God is everything and we are very little in light of eternity in this vast universe. That is truth. ❤
God renews my strength and anyone’s strength at the opposite end of one humble prayer. God honors that smallest of sacrifices of one humble prayer. Vast mountains can move after one humble prayer. Governments can change after one humble prayer from a contrite and pure heart. Lives and focus can change from just one, you guessed it, humble prayer. Just do it. Just humble your heart before God and pray and you will be amazed at the depth, sheer power, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, peace and joy of our loving Savior. ❤
The base nature of man is drenched in pride. We say “humble” and the sinful nature cringes. People don’t get it. Pride is the biggest obstacle to peace and joy and close relationships- to God or anyone else. Being humble is the key to every great joy in life. Being humble is the key to success. Because God can then step in and do His work which is a million times greater than ours. Being humble allows growth, relationships, success to flow. Everything truly and eternally good comes from being humble. It is the key. Fight the knee jerk reaction to remain proud and allow the humbling of your mind and soul. Everything will change for the better when it becomes a habit.❤