Maybe I’m wrong, but somehow, I just don’t think anyone signs up for a class in humility. Yet, when the wake-up call comes, it’s like, “Oh yeah, the Word does tell me to humble myself, doesn’t it?” It’s no mystery, and it’s not rocket science. It’s part of our faith walk. And when we walk in humility, we’re in a position that captures God’s attention because we’re acknowledging Him as sovereign and supreme in our lives – and not just relegating Him to the position of someone we consult from time to time when things get tight.
Humility has been one of my Pastor’s key sermon highlights for several weeks, but obviously, I didn’t get the personal message until I saw blinking neon lights and arrows pointing straight at me. Well, God’s got my attention now, for sure. And as much as I know I’ve grown this year (insert retrospective year-end reflection music here), He showed me ever so gently today that He will require all the more of me in the coming days of the new year. It’s not an emotional thing; it’s an obedience thing. So I should give God what He wants, not just what’s convenient for me, right? Right.
And that requires humbling myself, realizing that whatever ideas I can come up with in my finite mind could NEVER surpass the plan of the almighty, omnipotent, omnipresent God Who created me. What an humbling thought. Perhaps getting low is the best way to enter a new year…on my knees and with my heart bowed in true worship.
“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
(I Peter 5:5-7)
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