November 28, 2012

Walk in Humility

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- November 28, 2012

“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love.” Ephesians 4:1-2 NASB

The Christian life is a step-by-step walk of faith on the path of humility. The goal is not to get ahead of God with fleshly footsteps or to lag behind in fearful procrastination. It is a balance where behavior is molded by beliefs and doing flows from being. A walk with Jesus leads to a talk with Jesus–prayer. It is beautiful to know the Lord longs to linger in lock step with the ones He loves.

We walk in humility because this is the cadence of Christ. Our heavenly Father is not interested in us sprinting through life void of the Spirit’s power. On the contrary, He smiles when He sees His servants wait on Him to accompany them to the next opportunity. In the process, a walk of humility takes the time to recognize surrounding relationships: the needs, wants and dreams of others.

“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.” Daniel 4:37 NASB

Are your steps pleasing to the Lord? Are you walking with or away from Jesus? Each of your steps are important because they build on a sequence of wisdom or foolishness. Each step of obedience reveals another footprint in God’s will. You may not understand where the final step will find you, but you can be confident of the next step. Thus, in humble submission take the necessary next step in raising your teenager and entrust their ultimate outcome to the Lord. Humility walks with the One who has already won.

Pride is dismissed by the patient tolerance of your humility. Because you love others, you trust others. Pride walks alone, but an accountable community accompanies humility. Any autonomy you may experience is required by humility to automatically and voluntarily submit to wise counsel. Thus, you walk in the light of God’s love that exposes and disposes the dark deeds of pride. As you walk in humility a pace, powered by grace, sustains you!

“Does he not see my ways and count my every step?” Job 31:4

Prayer: Heavenly Father, humble my heart to walk in obedience with You.

Related Readings: Proverbs 3:34; Isaiah 13:11; Micah 6:8; Matthew 23:12

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Comments

  1. Nancy Van Alstyne via Facebook says:

    If you and I have any regrets when we see Christ face to face, it will be only one—that we did not take God more seriously. That we frittered our lives away with meaningless things, with things that didn’t have meaning because Christ wasn’t at the core and the heart of our existence.

  2. Yes Mame…I agree…I am learning this more and more…

  3. I am the author of five published books. Book number 6 will be published later this year. I am presently working on books number 7 and 8, (that’s the way I write). Book number 5 contains 55 original poems and 2,000 motivation quotes or affirmations. I am presently collecting affirmations for another book I am writing. I already have more than 700. Some are thoughts I took from your message “Wisdom Hunters” that I receive daily via email. I am seeking your permission to use your words and of course I will give you credit for using your quotes.

  4. Great thoughts from Bible. I think all the holy books from any religion let it be from Christian Community Bible or Hanuman Chalisa from Hindu, they taught us the same lession and that’s the lession of Huminity.

    Huminity is above any lession.

    Thanks,

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Hanuman,
      Thank you so much for your comments on humility. We hope you were blessed by the devotional, “Walk in Humility” and appreciate your thoughts about humility from other religious perspectives.
      We are thankful that you are a fellow wisdom hunter and look forward to hearing from you again.
      Blessings,
      Gwynne

      “Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility towards one another, because,
      ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’
      Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”
      1 Peter 5:5-6

    2. Manish says:

      Actually not only Christianity but all religious try to make us real human being. My mean to say all religious includes Hinduism, Parsi Sikh an etc. I had also researched regarding and also come to know Muslim’s Quran also gives same ethics . But problem is the persons now a days handling those religious.

      Those agents of religion gives us a wrong knowledge regarding what every holy books of religious says and today’s generation grab that without even reading books.

      And that’s main reason we people are always thinks that every religion are different but actually all religious taught us all a same thing by one or other way.

      That’s my thinking. I don’t know it might be wrong at some point. Don’t take me wrong.

      1. Gwynne says:

        Dear Manish,
        Thank you for your response to Hanuman Chalisa after you both read “Walk in Humility”. We appreciate your thoughts and I am sure Hanuman does, too. Because we are all part of the Wisdom Hunter’s family and even more importantly, the family of God, it is a joy to see two people connect with such an important conversation.
        Thank you Manish, for taking the time and having the willingness to reach out to “one of the family”.
        We are grateful for you and look forward to hearing from you again.
        May the Peace of God be with you.
        Blessings,
        Gwynne
        “Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done.
        Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts.
        Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.”
        Psalm 105:1-3


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