Humility is the key to this whole Christian life.
You won’t read your Bible if you are full of pride.
You won’t serve in your local church, you won’t attend church as a faithful member if you have pride in your heart.
Pride cripples your pursuit of holiness.
Everything we do as a Christian comes from a contrite heart, right down to our salvation. We cannot accept Christ as our Savior if we can’t humble ourselves and admit that we are sinners.
God wants our humility. He wants our service to Him to be from a humble heart.
Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Holiness is an attribute of God. One that we desire for ourselves as we try to be like Him here on earth as we follow His example. Another attribute of His was His humbleness, He wouldn’t have gone to the cross without it. He wouldn’t have stayed on that cross without it.
Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
It amazes me how much humility affects our relationships. Our marriage would not survive the hard times without it. Talk about a marriage full of contention! Just imagine what your everyday life would look like if you walked around full of pride. Little things are gigantic things. Things like the toilet seat being left up or the dirty clothes on the floor won’t become huge disagreements if you are more concerned about your husband than yourself. When you realize that the people in your lives are sinners in need of grace then you can begin to infuse grace into your relationships.
I don’t know about you but I have lived in that marriage and kind of friendships where I can get blindsided by my own pride. I can get tunnel focus on my own wants, desires, and wishes. And when they don’t happen everyone around me knows it. It’s not pretty. Sooner or later things fall apart.
Your walk with God typically goes first. You stop reading our Bible, praying. You get annoyed with your pastor or other members of the church so you stop serving. Little by little the devil is winning the war for your heart. Before you know it you rarely attend church, you have an issue with everyone there, I mean they’re all just so judgemental over there, right? You don’t need them and they don’t need you. You’re better off without them.
You’re blinded by your own pride.
You’ve become used to be Christian because you didn’t make humility a priority.
Doesn’t sound appealing, does it? You don’t wake up one day and decide to throw it all away. It’s a slow process. I don’t want that to be me, or you. That’s why I blog. That’s why I’m passionate about us women pursuing holiness. We need strong Christians. It’s the strong Christians that make up strong families who fill up our churches. I want to be that strong Christian, do you?