O Lord my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high.
Thought for the Day: “When humility sees the benevolence of God, it sees clearly.”
Today the scriptures and devotionals I read all had to do with being humble. When my husband shared a devotional with me that he was reading, it was about being humble as well. In one devotional, I read that there are those throughout history and today who have tried to figure out God and have tried to determine why God does the things He does. Those people seemed to be the ones who moved farther and farther away from God. Then the devotional talked about the humble at heart and that through their humbleness, they cried to God in the silence and God answered. As I thought about this today, many came to my mind who have touched me through their humble spirit. Several of my dear friends have been the ones that God has led me to because of a quiet spirit I felt when I was near them. In many instances, we were drawn together by being in similar situations. As my family has gone through the transition of losing and finding positions, these people have stayed with me and have called me when they were in need. On a day to day basis, these dear friends come to my mind and thoughts of them go straight to my heart.
Psalm 131 is very short but speaks of being humble. “O Lord my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother’s breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.”
Prayer: God, Thank you for answering our prayers when we feel no one else is listening and when we do not feel we deserve your answers. Thank you for those quiet and humble friends you have sent to us who seem to know the right words to say and know when we just need a quiet spirit near us. Thank you for the blessing of sharing time with the humble. Amen.
Prayer Focus: THE QUIET ONES