While my hospice nurse was here doing a routine checkup and explaining how to use morphine in case my breathing becomes more difficult this completely ridiculous and beautiful friend steps into my bedroom to surprise. She had just flown in from halfway across the country to sit beside me for four hours and flew back home. I’m humbled to have such a precious friend.
I’m reminded of who I was in my twenties. Mostly friendless, Loud, self-important, but eager to serve God sure that he was fortunate to have me to use. In my thirties I was wearing out from toiling for him, easily frustrated and confused at all the drama in my relationships.
I remember Rick saying in a sermon that no matter what room he walked into, he was always the biggest sinner in the room. I’ve always marveled at his humility and thought it couldn’t hurt looking into how to get some of that in my own life.
So, I opened my favorite study tool, my MacArthur Topical Bible and started with the Word pride. Shock of the century. There I was. So, after feeling totally exposed I looked up the word humility. There I wasn’t.
When I study my Bible, I come to it with huge curiosity, asking the passage lots of questions about context, author historical setting, main theme, original recipients, the point God was marking, and finally what I’m to do.
Well needless to say I was overwhelmed with the complete overhaul that needed to take place. Immediately.
I’m a firm believer that if the word of God really is transformative and if the Holy Spirit in me is all powerful then there is no excuse for me not to wake up every morning more like Jesus. My daily intake of his supernatural words should sanctify me in such obvious ways that the those around me see the changes every single day.
This study bloodied me in the most magnificent way. It made me see Jesus with brand new eyes. And desire him with a brand-new heart.
I was eager share my learnings with all the women in my arms reach.
- We discovered that pride isn’t just a sin, it’s the root of all sin.
- We not only lingered in the Word in the morning, but we lingered every evening in confession asking not if but where pride had reared its ugly head.
- We confessed it and applied God’s to word to it.
Our goal was to break the cycle of sin in our lives. The long lists in the study identifying attitudes of pride still tap us on the shoulder years later and require us to change.
I made it into a video series so women who don’t have anyone could feel like they were siting e in my office with me.
I’ve come such a long way but have barely begun to be Christ-centered in this me-centered world.
One of the sweetest blessings along the way are the deep spiritual friendships God has given me.
Take a look at Adorned with Humility and join us in letting GOD open your eyes to what might be lurking in your heart.
I promise it will bless and transform you in amazing ways –and bring you the most treasured friends!
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