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Humility

 Posted by on February 3, 2012
Feb 032012
 

You all know how much I love Beth Moore, right?
Read this post if you need to catch up.

Beth did another Livestream devotional on Wednesday.
Watch it here.  It’s the one on the left labeled LPM Devo.

This time it was about humility.
She focused the devotional on 1Peter 5:5-9.  Below is from the NKJV.

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

 

Beth chose a memory verse from the NET bible translation, 1Peter 5:6-7.

And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand BY casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.

Beth says that we will humble ourselves before God by casting all of our anxieties (our cares) towards him.  If we don’t cast our anxieties towards him – if we don’t lean on him and talk to him – we are being prideful.

Do you deal with anxiety?  What about worry?

I usually don’t worry about much.  I’m usually pretty good at leaving it all to God.

But, lately, I have been worrying a bit.  I keep trying to remind myself that I need not worry – that God is in control and He will take care of us.

I found this devotional very timely.  God’s timing is always good.

Beth said there is a direct link between our cares and our attacks.
What we are anxious about is what Satan will find to use against us.
He will compound our fears and worries.
He will try to take us away from our walk with God.

We have to remember to fight back.
Don’t try to ignore the anxiety.  I’m bad about this – even when I am worrying about something, I try to pretend like I’m not.  I try to handle it on my own.  This let’s Satan win.

Instead, we need to pray!
Every time we feel anxious,
every time we feel like worrying about something {big or small},
every time we are fearful,
we need to get down and pray.
We need to cast our cares on God.

Pray.
Seems so simple, doesn’t it?
Pray.
Are anxious?
Pray.
Are you worried?
Pray.
Is something weighing on you?
Pray.
Are you feeling attacked?
Pray.
Humble yourself before God and
pray!

Beth reminds us that there are only so many times Satan is going to go after you over the same care.  If you cast your cares to God after every attack, Satan will soon tire of it.  His goal is to form a wedge between you and God not drive you to Him.

Don’t give up hope, friends.
God is there
waiting to catch your anxieties,
waiting to hear your prayers.

Call out to Him.

Kneeling and casting my cares to God,
 

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  One Response to “Humility”

  1. I’ve definitely been learning this so much lately! to pray! Always!

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