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Humbling myself is very hard to do – James 4:10

James 4:10 When you bow down before the Lord, and admit your dependence on Him, He will lift you up and give you honor.
I need the Lord’s strength every second, every minute, every hour and every year of my life. I cannot do life without God. How do I know this? My history is witness to my “do-it-my-own-way” failures. Yet I still forget that I need God’s guidance every minute of my life. I can blame the culture, my profession and my lifestyle. Creative people aren’t known for being humble. We like to stand out – we want to be the best and we want to do it ourselves. But I have to make a conscious choice to depend on Christ.

I can’t depend on God only when I worship, go to Bible study or in ministry to others. I must depend on God all the time! I have to make a conscious decision to humble myself before God continuously because the consequences are huge. I start depending on myself and my connection to God. My faith becomes about me – and not about what God wants to do through me.

I am weak, very weak. The more I know God, the more I see how much I don’t know about his powerful presence in my life. I stumble, I fall, I fail… Through all my failures, I realize that I don’t always humble myself before God. I know how powerful it is when God lifts me up when I finally give it up. Dependence on God is powerful. Yet I still want to do things the hard way…

O Lord, forgive me for depending on myself. Forgive me for not humbling myself before you each minute of my life. Lord, I ask you to show me how to live my life putting your will before mine.  Open my heart to receive your instruction. I love you my God.


Psalm 119:33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow every one of your principles.

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Compiled December 2011
These are a few of my favorite Scriptures. I cannot live my life without God and his word. I keep a 3x5 wire bound note diary of verses that pop off the pages of my Bibles. This helps me in case I need to comfort someone with a specific verse. Start your own collection!


Comfort

Psalm 119:76 Comfort me with your love, as you promised me, your servant.
Job 4:4 Your words have comforted those who fell, and you have strengthened those who could not stand.
Strength

Psalm 18:1 I love you, LORD. You give me strength.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Psalm 118:14 The Lord gives me strength and a song. He has saved me.
Isaiah 40:29 The LORD gives strength to those who are weary.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your shelter, and his everlasting arms support you.
1 Corinthians 15:58 … don’t let anyone move you off the foundation of your faith.
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