Humility

6E334F57-2CE2-46D1-A62F-68961D24A046“”Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭45:22-23‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Humility

Our country has been blessed with great wealth including many comforts and pleasures. These blessings have been taken for granted as we expect a certain way of life. This pandemic has shown us that our society is vulnerable. I believe God is sending us a great message to change our ways, yet we are already anticipating getting back to our normal way of life. What will it take to humble ourselves and put our faith in God? He wants us to rely on Him fully, putting our trust in Him. Growing up, Trust and Obey was one of my favorite hymns. Its words are still sweet music to my ears and the message resonates.

Pride

2905515E-7704-41D4-8755-94CC544D9D7D“One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:23‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Pride

In many ways, our culture has become very self-centered to the point of feeling proud of our own self-worth. Why do we praise pride? I believe it takes our focus off God who deserves all our focus and praise. We can feel joy for doing our best, but I believe pride merely tries to conceal something which we do not want others to discover—ultimately our own powerlessness without the power of God.

Moral Compass

FC7CBC47-D892-4D71-968C-CAB74914B453“when his lamp shone upon my head, and by his light I walked through darkness,”
‭‭Job‬ ‭29:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Without a moral compass, we all stray farther from being our best selves. Just as a light guides us in the dark, this moral compass keeps us going in the right direction, even though we may occasionally drift off track. God is my compass, my light that keeps me humble and on the right pathway. I am so thankful that I don’t have to do it alone.