Humility

Humbled Wisdom

Humbled Wisdom

Humility doesn’t mean inaction…
Humility doesn’t look like giving up the fight.
Humility doesn’t look like ceasing to act all together.
Humility doesn’t look like flying close to the sea.

Humility looks like aligning yourself with God… Acting in a way that God would… acting with peace, acting with mercy… acting with Love…

Humility looks like relying less on yourself… Humility looks like relying on God.

Humble, Not Anxious: Life in the Kingdom of God

Humble, Not Anxious: Life in the Kingdom of God

When we feel out of control, we worry. We worry that we will not get what we need or want or desire or deserve. We worry that we don’t have enough, that we can’t do enough, that we won’t be enough. And our worry about all that gets in the way of how God intends us to live, how God means for us to be human.

God’s invitation is there for us. We don’t need to be anxious. Not because we’re in control, but because we recognize that we aren’t. It’s humbling to need God. It is humbling. But it’s so freeing…  to seek first, the kingdom of God.

Cover Image by Alberto Mier found on CNN

Things That God Is Growing

Things That God Is Growing

One of the great dangers in all the work we do for the sake of the Kingdom is believing it’s all up to us. Thinking that if we just work a little harder, do a little more, try more earnestly, recruit more workers, spend more time, then all will be well. As if it’s all in our hands. As if we have something to prove, like Hannah Anderson and her garden of herbs.

Beloved Humility

Beloved Humility

Now, I know that none of us are Jesus, I know humility is not our nature. Its not the easy path for us! It takes work and effort. But as we as a country become more and more split, as we pull further apart, as more and more of us feel drawn to identify with a party or a candidate, I think it is more critical to hear the call from scripture, to humble ourselves, to draw closer to God, so that God will grow closer to us.

So, As you watch the continued coverage, as you see the billboards and bumper stickers, as you hear from people you completely disagree with, and as you feel more drawn to identify with a particular candidate or issue, remember first, to humble yourself. 

Remind yourself that your first identity, as well as every other person, was as a beloved child of God.