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Friday, November 2, 2012

Seek to Be Humble


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11/2

Seek to Be Humble

Philippians 2:3

Having pure motives and humility are required if you are to fulfill the command to think more highly of others than yourself. In fact, it cannot happen without a willingness to be obedient to the Holy Spirit.

 

To live in harmony you must recognize and respect the right of others to disagree with you, and you must do so with a good attitude. Humility requires that you forgive quickly and frequently….and that you not be easily offended. You cannot be self-seeking, but instead you must be generous in mercy and patience.

 

Humble yourself and follow God's instructions and you will enjoy the wonderful benefits of obedience: peace, joy, and a powerful, victorious life.

 

11/3

Pray with Boldness and Confidence

Hebrews 4:16…draw near to the throne of grace…that we may receive mercy. Prayer opens the windows of heaven and touches the heart of God. It is a beautiful and powerful privilege that brings many changes in both circumstances and people. Prayer is often the difference between confusion and clarity, hurt and healing, defeat and victory, and even between life and death.

 

There are many ways to pray, but the best way is to pray boldly and effectually. God loves you and He does not want your communication with Him to be vague and unclear. He wants you to come to Him fearlessly and confidently, being specific in your prayers.

Exercise the liberty and privilege of prayer tonight, fully expecting to receive the promised help just when you need it.

 

11/4

The Son Has Set You Free

John 8:36…..you are free indeed

Are you "really and unquestionably free"? If you allow yourself to be controlled by other people, thoughts, feelings, and habits, you are not free.

People who are free are spontaneous and unconfined, not bound, fastened, or attached. They are not limited by past mistakes because they serve a God to whom nothing is impossible.

 

The psalmist made this bold statement in Psalm 119:45: "I will walk at liberty and at ease." By saying, "I will", he indicates he has made a decision to be free and refuses to be in bondage.

 

I believe this is what God wants you to do. He wants you to have enough holy boldness to declare that the Son has liberated you from all bondage and that you are determined to walk in the glorious freedom He has provided for you.

 

 



 

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