to be humble enough

I had a dream last night. I can’t for the life of me remember what the dream was about but these were the words on my heart when I woke up. Cast your cares upon the Lord and He will sustain you. It’s a portion of Psalm 55. As I started thinking about this verse, I realized that it is basically an If…Then verse. If I do this…then He will do this.

Christ’s love for us is unconditional love. We don’t deserve His love and we can’t earn His love. All we have to do is claim it. God is love. This can’t change. But, how we respond to this love that He extends to us… can change. If we desire to reap all the blessings that He wants to give us through a relationship with Him and if we desire to continue growing up in Christ then the relationship becomes very conditional.

If I cast my cares on the Lord, then He will sustain me. (Psalm 55:22)

If I trust in the Lord with all my heart and do not try to figure it all out on my own…then He will make my path straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

If I put on the full armor of God…then I will be able to take my stand against the devil’s schemes. (Eph 6:11)

If I bring everything to You in prayer and thanksgiving…then You will give me peace and Your peace will guard my heart and mind. (Philippians 4:6-7)

If I confess my sins to You…then You will forgive the guilt of my sin. (Psalm 32:5)

If I humble myself before you, Lord, then You will lift me up. (James 4:10)

If I seek You with all my heart, then I will find You. (Jer 29:13)

If I fear You, then You will give me wisdom and understanding.(Proverbs 9:10)

If I call out to You in truth…then You are near to me. (Psalm 145:18)

If I trust in myself then I am a fool but if I walk in wisdom…then I am kept safe. (Proverbs 28:26)

If you, Lord, are the stronghold of my life…then I can live fearlessly. (Psalm 27:1)

I was looking at all these verses and one common denominator that I found was that each one takes humility on our part. My pride always seems to play a big part in whether or not I am growing in Christ. I like what Psalm 25:9 says, “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”

Dear Lord, I desire to be humble enough to hear Your voice today.

6 thoughts on “to be humble enough

  1. Jenifer

    Great post Eileen. God loves us. Period. But yes, IF we do these things THEN God will fulfill the promises. Thank you for posting this reminder.

  2. Lisa

    Amen! This is the second blog I have read today on pride/humility. I want to remain humble before my Lord so that He may use me. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Kelli

    You are right– without humility we cant truly see what God is doing. It's harder for us to see His activity and then join it when we are prideful and self-conscious. Love the verses. That some good armor there! "humility on our part. My pride always seems to play a big part in whether or not I am growing in Christ." Me too! When my pride is in check then I am more in tuned to God's presence!

  4. Fields of gold

    Your humbleness comes across with such grace in your words each day Eileen! Thank you for these beautiful words and verses. Wonderful to soak in!!

  5. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    Wonderful post and collection of verses today Eileen! Finding the true humility to see past ourselves and focus on His Glory isn't easy, but to grow in Christ it's something we all need to do.

    Have a Blessed Day!


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