Our church has been choosing words to talk about the next three services. Last week was Thanksgiving and Gratitude. This week we are talking about Humility. For me I’ve learned to be humble in many areas of my life. For a long time caught in addiction all you can see is yourself. I didn’t care about who I hurt to get what I wanted in life. Pride was huge for me and I’ve learned that in sobriety you become way more humble.
” Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility and patience.” Colossians 3:12
” Humble yourselves therefore under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6
” Be completely humble and gentle, be patient bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2
I have so much in my life that I’m humble and in awe at everyday. For a long time I could not figure out why I ever survived my childhood. So many times I should have been dead or not being able to cope with all the trauma, but God being there every step of the way. His mercy and grace on my life and His Strength for me through very painful times. So many times I say that what I endured in my life made me into the woman I am today. God’s grace washed over me. To me the most humble thing in this world is Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. He shed His blood for each and everyone of us. How could we not be humble after that?
Today a lady I met in Washington I knew her children well. I went to church with her and her husband. Today she went home to be with the Lord as her daughter wrote she now is walking up in the streets of gold and no longer has to suffer. What I remember about Patti was she was a really humble woman who loved everyone she met. Her heart and soul loved the Lord so much. She’s been suffering the last few months when her cancer came back. She was a pillar in the little church she used to attend. Not only would she help everyone she met, she had a great sense of humor. Patti you will be so missed by all your family and friends. It’s people like this who we can learn true humility from. ❤️
What kinds of things do you feel humble about in your life today?