Humility + Grace: Why it Really Matters

bind my wandering heart to thee

Humility


My hands are not clean of sin, but I wash them with soap & warm water God’s grace and Jesus’ blood; working each day to keep them clean from past sins I’ve committed time and time again. You can too. That is what grace is for, my friends.

Jesus loves us that much.

It’s not meant for our worldly minds to comprehend, but we can try by seeking Him, and He will give us some insight along the way. 🙂

I found what Francis Chan had to say rather humbling, “Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy. Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.”
Wow. That is something to chew on right there, friend. Speaking for myself here.

We, as believers, are called to do things way out of the ordinary. We are not meant to blend in with the crowd. We are appointed by Christ to be crazy on fire for Him! We are commanded to act in faith and not be afraid of what we cannot see.

Then why do I aim to please others more than God sometimes? And why do I conform to that of what is worldly and not Godly? The Lord gives us grace because He knows we are so easily yielded to things that may draw us away, even if ever so slightly, from what Jesus orders us to do. This does not mean we should grow weary, dear friend. We should instead, become so on fire for Him – because He forgives and forgives and forgives – that we look silly to the human eye, because our lives are so set apart from what is worldly and set on what is Jesus.

In order to keep us on track for what God calls of our lives is to focus on humility.

I found peace in this scripture 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 “…So to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Lord, please help me remember that your grace is sufficient for me, for all of us, and that I need to rejoice in that by living my life as You did, to the best of my ability. I pray my faith looks odd to the eye of nonbelievers. Jesus, help me to remain humble and conscious of the thorn in my own side, never boasting of anything I do. I have no room to boast, except on behalf of my weakness, and the power of the cross and Your truths. I want more of You Jesus. Please grant me more and more desire for You each day. O God, bind my wandering heart to thee. Amen.


 

Kalie is Wife to her grade school sweetheart + Mama to their two littles. She is currently completing her Bachelor Degree + will graduate this December (by the grace of God). Writing about the truth of Jesus Christ is her happy place, the place where she feels the Lord speaks to her most. Kalie has a little blog of her own that is very dear to her; along with her husband and children + home, this blog is where she feels the Lord has made her ministry in this season. Phil. 1:6
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