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The Proud and the Humble
by Lili Richey Willard 
05/28/10
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"God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
1 Peter 5:5


Some mornings I get up thinking about what lies ahead
in my day.And I must admit,there are times that I
just get 'full' of myself!

Maybe I have an important meeting at work, and I know
that is my chance to shine. Or perhaps it's an event
I will attend, where I may rub elbows with influential
or well-known people.Once in a while, it's just
because I'm feeling like I am super 'special',
so something truly 'great' has to happen to me
today!

Other times it's a competiveness issue.I must be better
than that one, or I have to outshine this one. And why
does the sinner down the street drive the Miata I should
have, and living like you know what and getting away
with it,showing off and bragging all the while????
Surely God doesn't like that! Why would He allow that
when here I am, Miss Super Special....

But in my heart,I know who I am. I am the daughter of
the Most High God.Talk about rubbing elbows!!! How
could I ever do better than that? Who is most
influential in my life? And exactly why is it that
the knowledge of who I really am, suddenly brings
humility to my soul?

It's because His grace is sufficient. His grace
answers all my needs, my wants, my wanna be's.
His grace lifts me up,and it puts me in my place
all at the same time. His grace is more than enough.

God is the most generous being. He is awesome in
the way He brings blessings to the poorest of the
poor, and to the richest of the rich. He knows what
we need when we need it. He pours His love and His
grace on us without reservation. This truth alone is
enough to bring us to a place of humility, on our
knees, hearts lifted to the throne, eyes on His
beautiful face.

Jesus walked in utter humility, but with dignity
and love shining from His countenance. We should pray
for the same walk, for the very essence of what He
brought to this world. He lived and He died with
'Ultimate Grace', and He bestows that same grace
on those who are His. We are the privileged sons
and daughters of that grace, the grace of the
risen King.

So look at yourself today in a different light,
just like I am doing. Remember that you are not
so special after all, yet you are the MOST
special... special and precious to the One who
holds you in His wonderful hand. And whatever you
choose to do today, and every day hereafter, do
with humbleness, with love, with the same grace
extended to others as has been extended to you.
This pleases the Heart of Grace Himself.

Blessings!

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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