Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Humble Yourself

Yesterday was a five-star day, on a four-star scale. Everything felt right in the world. First, during our stint as pro-life counselors on the sidewalks of the abortion mill Monday, four women chose not to abort their babies!! The best moment came when a couple came out of the mill at the end of our time there. We recognized the young man as one who had been listening to us for a good hour while his girlfriend was inside. He stood on the front porch, while we spoke from the sidewalk and on the sound system. We pleaded and exhorted from the word of God, and from our knowledge of the terrible truths of the brutality and after-effects of abortion. When he and his girlfriend drove out, he told us they didn't do it. They pumped their fists out the window as they drove away with big smiles, and honking wildly, joy and relief in their exuberant departure from that awful place. They left as the abortionist arrived, so we knew she could not have had the abortion.

Then, I got a text from "L", the young lady who recently had her baby. She is another "save" from the abortion mill. She not only chose life, but chose Jesus shortly thereafter, and is a new believer. She is determined to make a better life for her new little family, and the first step was finding work and getting out of government dependency. I'd been praying for her since I knew she had a job interview that morning. She texted this: Your success will be decided by who you believe. And your wisdom will decide your relationship. Your relationship decides your self-portrait. Your self portrait determines your attitude. Your attitude decides success. Oh yeah...I got the job!!!!

Then I got a note from the firm in NYC that is hosting my book signing in downtown Manhattan November 13. The agenda, and delicious food, and wonderful plans are actually all falling into place. I can hardly believe this is really happening to me.

And then, as if all that wasn't enough to make it a wonderful day, the cover artist designing the new cover for my book wrote to me. She should be done tonight! The Tower Builder's new cover may be revealed as early as tomorrow!

As I was praying and reading scripture before heading out to the abortion mill in the morning, I wrote down this verse to bring with me: Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7. I wanted to read it to the women in the mill over the loudspeaker, and I did, but most importantly, I wanted to remember if for myself.

How true those words are! It seems the less I do, and the more I fall helpless before God, the more He moves in my life. I have also noticed that if I don't humble myself, He will. Believe me, it is a lesson I must relearn time after time. In my own strength, I can do nothing, but with God, all things are possible.  Humble yourself, and He will lift you up.

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2 Chronicles 7:14 

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

James 4:6 

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

1 Peter 5:6 

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

Ephesians 2:8-9 

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Hebrews 11:6 

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

John 14:6 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

2 comments:

  1. I believe you are a first cousin to Wonder Woman.....:):):).....a Blood relative to the King of Kings......gary

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    1. haha, well if I believed that, I would need exactly what I talk about in the blog...a good dose of humbling. The wonderful events are not me, they are God's hand abundantly present. But I am God's child, for sure, as anyone can be the moment they ask with true repentence, desire, and humility!

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