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!