We are continuing our discussion of Humility: True Greatness. Previous posts:
Introduction: What is Humility?
Chapter 1: The Perils of Pride
Chapter 2: The Dangers of Pride
Chapter 3: Who Wants to be Great?
Chapter 4: Can We Learn Humility?
Chapter 5: Make a List
Chapter 6: How Well Do You Sleep?
Today, I am catching up from last week’s travels by discussing Chapters 7 and 8.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8 [NASB]?”
Chapter 7 reminds us of the intentional steps we can take to daily humble ourselves before the Lord:
We are continuing our discussion of Humility by C.J. Mahaney (Chapter 6):
Mahaney begins this chapter with the statement, “few of us have thought biblically and strategically about how to glorify God at the end of the day—even though the way we end today can clearly affect the way we encounter tomorrow (79).”
Humble Servants are people who look beyond themselves to see the needs of others. I have often shared my appreciation and support of the International Justice Mission (IJM). Most recently, several of you supported IJM by answering my call to participate in the 100 Postcard Challenge to end modern-day slavery. We signed 110 postcards to encourage congress to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. And they did pass it! Read more about the details in this bill and how the U.S. will fight human trafficking.
Today, I am simply asking for your prayers. Next week (June 10-11), I will be joining advocates from 39 states to participate in the International Justice Mission Advocacy Summit. Specifically, we will be raising our voices to end modern-day slavery and lobbying congress members on Tuesday.
I firmly believe when we see man-made injustices in the world, it is a physical reality of the war that is taking place in the spiritual realm. Therefore, I consider it a serious act of spiritual warfare when I ask you to pray for us. You can stand for the vulnerable right where you are by committing to partner in prayer over the next several days as we prepare for this important task.
Words of Wisdom:
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act (Prov 3:27).”
Will you stand?
Blessings to you, Natasha