Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Are you humble?

"If you should ask me what are the ways of God, I would tell you that the first is humility, the second is humility, and the third is still humility. Not that there are no other precepts to give, but if humility does not proceed all that we do, our efforts are fruitless." --- Saint Augustine

Do you walk out your Christian life in pride?

Do you let your pride stand in the way?

Is your life filled with jealousy, envy, petty criticism, or even still self centeredness?

We all sin in one way or another.

Sin is rooted in pride.

So if we say that we sin not we are liars already.

We must deal with our pride if we are to live a victorious life in Christ.

God's Word tells us repeatedly that we are blind, deaf, and hardhearted when it comes to seeing our own pride.

We are prideful when we do not trust in Him.

We need to get rid of self.

We need to be completely dependent upon Him.

His Spirit will reveal and illuminate truth to us about our pride or where we fall short.

Why would you want to hold onto pride?

To live with pride is to put life into predictable patterns that will enable us to keep up a good front.

Why live in that box?

Why do we live in fear of failure or cling to false security?

Why live in that misery?

You don't have too!

God gives us grace!

Grace is so different.

Grace will uncover all those things that we have covered up from the truth.

Grace will cover our lives in waves of blessings, filling our hearts with wonder of what we have received.

"But He giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble." James 4:6

Ya, know that the cross is a powerful weapon against crime?

How can we cling to our rights when He gave up all of His?

How do we dare hang onto the misery of our old self, for that when He died, He did so that we might have newness of life.

We should not remnant arrogant or prideful in the face of the One who humbled Himself for us.

We must come to the point where He increases and we decrease in our life.

"He must increase and I must decrease." John 3:30

We have nothing to offer God except to come as an empty vessel that He may use.

He has everything we need.

"And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." II Corinthians 12:9

We are the incompetent one's.

He is adept!

We are the confused one's.

He is always composed and in control!

We are the one's who struggle and fail.

He has already won!

We are the inadequate one's.

He is the One who is able!

We are the tired and feeble one's.

He is the strong One!

He is the mighty One!

We are living in His grace.

We are living in the wonder of His wonderful, extravagant , mercy free grace.

This grace in which He pours out inexchange for all of our inadequacies.

We need to live His life through our earthen vessels.

We need to live every moment in awareness of all that is Him.

We need to be aware that it is all, always about Him!

It is just as that song goes "It is all about you Lord!"

"By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name." Hebrews 13:15

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