Under the Mighty Hand of God

In my life this week, God is teaching me about humility.  God is always at work and is always revealing things about Himself.  Many times, God’s revelations are new and exciting – a fresh way to look at a known truth.  Sometimes He uses His power to the point of taking my breath as I realize who He is and what He can do.  But this week, the lessons and examples are those of quiet trust and willing selflessness.

I’ve watched my son live out the choice to quietly work hard and give his all in the sport he loves.  He’s faithful to be at every practice, learn every play and encourage every player.  All the while, not being able to play at the game on the weekend.  His willingness to admit that there are other players who are faster, stronger and more prepared to play ahead of him and at the same time, willing to be a part of the team as an encourager and leader shows a heart of humility.  Praying for him is an honor and I’ve watched God honor him this week with his first varsity start this coming Friday.

This week has also brought about a renewed sense of humility within me.  Many times this week as I have read God’s word, prepared a lesson for women’s Bible study at church and worked on my class assignments, I have been brought to tears to think that God would call me to deliver his message to others.  I know me.  I know that I am in no way a worthy servant for such an honor.  I know that I will fail at times.  I know that there are others that would accept this task that are far more gifted than I.  But I also know that God has indeed called me.  I am beginning to realize that it may even be to a work that is much, much, much more than I could ever ask for or dare to imagine.  As I have thought about the ways He might choose to use me, I am reminded that I must serve with a humble spirit, a teachable mind and a loving heart.  To God be the glory!

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”   1 Peter 5:6-7