Telling Me Twice

On Thursdays, we have been discussing the book “He Speaks to Me” by Priscilla Shirer. We’re ready for chapter 2.

Today’s reading is on having a humble approach before the Lord. When I was growing up, my mom always told me if I heard something more than once I had better listen up. Well, this chapter is a lot like my post from Tuesday.

Priscilla asks the question: “Who are the people that I have a strained relationship with?” (I’ll give you a second to think about it).
“How does pride play a part in this? (That’s the zigger!)

It is not quite so hard to have relationships with others when we choose to be a q-tip – Quit Taking It Personally. Have you ever had a one sided fight? A fight when the other person chooses not to bite back? It’s pretty hard!

How about our relationship with the Lord? Are some days with Him strained? Have we not liked the way He has treated us or the trials He has allowed to pass our way? He asks us to humble ourselves and come to Him. In fact, He says the humble ones are the ones He can be the closest to: Isaiah 66:2 “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.”

Girls, this is something we can all do – humbles ourselves before Him. We know that is something He smiles on!


One Comment

  1. PRIDE!!

    Our church studied the book, "Seeking Him" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and there is a chapter on Humility. While doing that study, the Lord was really doing a work on me regarding pride. I still remember one day when I was taking hit after hit on some issues and boy was the Lord ever humbling me.

    To top it off – that evening I went out for coffee with a friend. We went to a coffee place that serves your drinks in cups with words all over them. Guess what word was on my cup that night? PRIDE!!! I had to laugh.

    The first question for discussion in this chapter asked, "To what do I usually attribute my achievements and successes in life?" I quickly wrote, "God"…but then almost immediately questioned? Is that really 100% true? I have to admit to enjoying recognition. Praying that when I receive any praise that I will give it to the Lord.

    Looking forward to chapter three!
    Love & prayers,

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