Posts Tagged ‘humble’

These are great words of advice from Ephesians.

There’s no point in trying to love one another if we aren’t humble, gentle and patient, as without those qualities can we trust love others unconditionally?

 

Lord will You heal our land?
That every eye will see
That every heart will know
The One who took our sin
The One who died and rose

In a world that seems to have forgotten God, we must seek healing for the world from God. To do this, God needs our help. He needs us to spread His message of love and forgiveness to those in our communities, so that ultimately good can overcome evil.

Grace alone

Posted: August 16, 2016 in bible, faith, grace, life, music, quotes, religion
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In this last week the song By Grace Alone has been going round my head a lot:

In 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, we read this from Paul:

To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

If we fulfill a good resolve “by his power”, God gets the glory.

We have faith. God gives power.

We get the help. God gets the glory.

That’s what keeps us humble and happy, and keeps God supreme and glorious.

God’s answer to Paul’s prayer that we rely on God’s power to do good works, is grace. God’s power to enable you to do what you resolve to do, is grace.

We get the help. God gets the glory.

So live by grace, and grace alone, because God will suffice.

Some simple but great instructions:

Be

If we follow these instructions at all times, we can make a difference

One of Jesus’ greatest qualities was humbleness. Maybe that’s why humbleness is one of the qualities we as humans find toughest to achieve!

Philippians 2:5 – 8 (The Message)

Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

Humbleness is  a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride…does that sound like a description of you?

To enable us to achieve some of Christ’s qualities we must:

  • Give every part of our life over to God
  • Communicate regularly with God. i.e. pray
  • Allow God to guide us in every situation we find ourself in

We must all strive to be humble, so I pray you will accept God’s help to allow you to achieve all you can in your life.

The song Humble King, performed in the following video by Brenton Brown, fit perfectly with my thoughts for today:

How can I stand beneath the breath of God and not be humbled?
How can I stand in God’s presence and not be moved?
God, you are truly amazing!

Are those words true for you? For me I can sometimes get caught up with the things of life itself and forget just how truly amazing and wonderful God is, however it doesn’t mean that I forget about God.

God is part of my life. He always will be because I have acknowledged His presence in my life and am truly humbled by all He has done for me and continues to do for me on a daily basis.

Humble King by Benton Brown

Oh kneel me down a-gain
here at Your feet
Show me how much You love humility
Oh Spirit be the star that leads me to
The humble heart of love I see in You

CHORUS:

You are the God of the broken
The friend of the weak
You wash the feet of the weary
Embrace the ones in need
I want to be like You, Jesus
To have this heart in me
You are the God of the humble
You are the humble King

Do you remember how God first showed you how much He loves you?

Do you remember how God showed the world just how much He loves us all?

Here’s a nice poem which reminds us all just how much we mean to God – enjoy!

Love Revealed

I saw them hang Love on a tree.
I saw them brutalize and hurt Him badly.
I saw them slap, curse, and spit in His face.
But, Love remained Love and never did He retaliate.

Love stood as a lamb. He stood gentle, humble, and calm.
Love stayed silent, Love stayed still, even when His blood was about to be spilled.

Love did not think evil when He was wrongfully chastised.
Instead, Love expressed more love and humiliated Pride.

Why did Love do all of this for such a wretched people?
And why did He suffer such trouble?
why did Love send Love to die on a tree?
The answer is simple. Love had a deep affectionate Love for you and me.

Now before I break off, and before I end, let me reveal the name of Love, my friend.
His name is Jesus; God’s Revelation of Love to men.

Humble

Posted: August 9, 2009 in religion
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“This is the one I esteem; he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at My Word.”
Isaiah 66:2 (NIV)

Humble and contrite, not two words we tend to use very often, but ones we must fully understand and emulate, to please God. Understanding what these words mean is actually the easy part, living these words is so much harder.

Humble
1. conscious of one’s failings
2. modest and unpretentious
3. ordinary or not very important

Contrite
1. feeling regret and sorrow for one’s sins or offenses
2. penitent

Just because we can find it difficult to be humble or contrite, we must not stop from striving to live these words fully.

Sinful pride is often what destroys any hope we have of helping ourselves to be humble and contrite. Only God can break through our pride and sin, and create the right spirit within us to accept the grace we need to be humble.

Humble King (by Benton Brown)
Oh kneel me down again
Here at Your feet
Show me how much You love
Humility

Oh spirit be the star
That leads me to
The humble heart of love
I see in You

Cuz You are the God of the broken
The friend of the weak
You wash the feet of the weary
Embrace the ones in need
And I want to be like you Jesus
To have this heart in me
You are the God of the humble
You are the humble King

Oh kneel me down again
Here at Your feet
Show me how much You love
Humility

Oh spirit be the star
That leads me to
The humble heart of love
I see in You

You are the God of the broken
The friend of the weak
You wash the feet of the weary
Embrace the ones in need
And I want to be like You Jesus
To have this heart in me
You are the God of the humble
You are the humble King
You are the humble King

You are the God of the humble
You are the humble King

Thank You God

Posted: July 20, 2009 in life, religion
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Earlier today I noticed that my blog had reached 2000 hits – Wow! Believe it or not I was lost for words when I saw the number of hits had reached the 2000 mark.

I feel so humbled by the number of people who have read my blog. So I would like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to each and every one of you who have taken the time to read this blog.


To those of you who have left comments or contacted me via Twitter (follow me on Twitter) or email and given me words of encouragement and support, I’d like to thank you all – it has been great to know your thoughts about what I’ve had to say, and I’ve felt particularly honoured when you’ve told me my blog has been “just what you needed” at that time.

So, I’ve thanked you for read my blog, and now I want to thank God for giving me the direction and inspiration to write it. If you’d asked me this time last year if I’d be blogging about my faith and experiences of God, I’d have told you not to be so daft as I’d never be able to do something like that – It just shows what I know!

If God is speaking to you and asking you to do something you think you cannot do – Trust God, He will give you the tools you need to do His work.