Saturday, March 23, 2019

Humility: A Visual Aid

Daily Gratitude Year 7 - Day 82: Today, I am grateful for visual aids.

I love things that help me visualize a thought or an idea more clearly. Not hearing aids, but visual aids. Understanding grows and clearer vision forms. 

Humility can be a visual aid, helping us view our world and God more clearly. Without it, we become prideful, self indulgent and resistant to new learning. Trusting in our own powers and abilities leads to trouble and broken relationships with God and with others.

Long before Adam and Eve disobeyed with their hands, they disobeyed in their hearts. Pride seeded their full blown defiance. 

"Be humble. The world is bigger than your view of the world. And certainly, God is much bigger than your view of God." -Eugene Cho

When clothed in humility, we see Him more clearly. His greatness is still beyond our measure or comprehension. Humility makes us more honest about our need for God's grace. It propels us closer to His heart.

"Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. “Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked.  But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God. " -Habakkuk 2:2-4

God says: "The proud trust themselves and their paths grow more crooked. The righteous trust him and they live by their faithfulness." If God says it, I believe it. 

The moon have been beautiful this week. The stars hang in the sky without falling. Nature is waking up. Spring is about to be sprung. The hand of our Almighty God commands the seen and the unseen. Nature is His design. The magnificent in a landscape is His whimsy. 

 "By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." -Hebrews 11:3

Faith is being sure of what we hope for an certain of what we do not see, but I still appreciate visual aids. 

Today, I am grateful for visual aids.

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