That ‘H’ Word
I love my moments with God. This prayer series that we are currently pursuing in Bible Study has opened up even more areas of blessings and struggles for me.
But, you know when God is speaking to you… I am not talking about that loud voice we think we hear. Really, it is something you feel deep inside of you during your moments with him. It is when you open His word and read something that makes you go ‘hmmm’. Then you turn on your podcast, and a preacher is speaking on the same topic that made you pause before.
Well, what cemented it more for me, was not only did all of that happen but in our Bible study class last week, the same very topic came up.
Yes, Lord! I hear you loud and clear. I need to be humble. It is one of the most vital characteristics in our relationship with God and having powerful and effective prayers.
“But what if I am not that humble?” I asked God. “I will teach you,” I felt the response… Sigh… that is not the response I wanted. Cause you know what is going to happen next.
”That is okay Lord… I got you… I will practice this, but I need your strength.” I mumbled. So every day I come to him in prayer, I start with “Lord teach me to pray. Help my unbelief.”
Humility is the H-word that I struggled with. Filled with passion, energy, ‘a get it done’ attitude, and yes very loud at times, I don’t come across as very humble. I love the ability to control things; I know it is because I have had to be in control at a very early age. But it is no excuse.
I learnt that I had it all wrong… it isn’t that humbleness means I need to lose all of that, it means that I need to come with a heart that is open and receptive to my Savior. I had to acknowledge the power and authority of God; His will and not my own.
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.– Matthew 23:12
Food for thought: Last week, I wrote about Moses, who the Bible says was the most humble man, and as you learnt, was highly favoured by God. If humility is something you are struggling with, ask God for the wisdom and strength needed to come to Him in the manner that He wants from all of us.
Prayer: Holy Father, great is thy name. Teach me how to pray. Please help me with my unbelief. For so long, I have kept a tight hold on controlling everything in my life. Free me from this bondage. I want to seek you first in all things; not my will, but your own. In Jesus’ name. Amen