Posts for tag #humility
The image given to us by society is that we ought to build us a happiness-pyramid in life. Salamon was one, who was able to do it, and did it too. Building that pyramid lead him to this conclusion: “I hated life”. Start off in the other direction! „Remember thy creator in the days of…
As Christians, we have a personal enemy in your faith – Satan hunts you. Staying outside his territory is where we live our lives with God. (Job 1:11, Psa 23:5, Est 5:10-13, Zech 3:1, 2Cor 10:5-6)
What measures your life? I stand before the Lord and how He measures me. The last message of John the Baptist: He must increase, and I must decrease. (Psa 8:5(6), Jo 3:23-4:3, 1Cor 4:3-4, Phil 2:3, Rev 22:11)
In a military context, “shock and awe” is a term for the principle of rapid dominance, where you try to force the enemy, to lose the will to fight. Jesus did it just a tad different. In actuality, He arrived unable to fight, to do anything, and so He stood up to battle our enemy.
Shock and awe in the will of god, or terror, guilt, and shame outside His will – what will you have?
It is possible to think of abundance by someone having a lot of money or cars and everything goes well in their lives. But the abundant life Jesus was speaking about has nothing to do with this world or our circumstances. Do not be satisfied with the manna!
(Jn 10:10b; Deut 8:2-3)
What does define spirituality? Who is spiritual? What do we know about the commandments?
(Gal 5.; 1Cor 12:31; Jn 13:34-35)
If you don’t have enough problems then you won’t think you are too small. But if you have a difficulty that makes you question everything: yourself, God, your abilities, your intelligence. We try to avoid trouble though that is a gift for us. It’s necessary. We pray so that God would take it away. But He says: I would like you to rejoice when you are in trouble. Why though?
(Psa 23:5; 2Cor 12:7a, 4:7-12)
This discussion was held in connection with the message Spiritual Life A-Z.
(November 6. 2016, Sunday)
Misery can be scary for us. In times like these we have the intention: Let’s make it clear! Well, it is better to let God do that.
(1Sam 1:4-10; Psa 50:15)
There were two categories of sinners. The cross, Jesus puts everyone into the same category. Because in this category there is sacrifice and this sacrifice has been already sacrificed for us. What does this mean in our relationship with God and with people?
(Num 15:24-31; Luk 23:34; 1Tim 1:13; Acts 7:59-60; 2Tim 4:16; 1Jn 1:9; 1Pt 5:5-7; James 4:10)
This discussion was held in connection with the message Hush And Wait for The Lord & The Humble God.
(October 16. 2016, Sunday)
What do you do when the sea is in front of you and the Pharaoh – Satan – and his army is behind you?
God want his people to humbleness be one of their characteristics and their main virtue. What is humility? Where can it be learnt? Why is it good for us?
(1Pet 5:5-6; Psa 33:13-14, 14:2-3; Phil 2:6-8; Mat 11:28-29, 26:53; Gal 3:13; Tit 2:14)
When we think of someone humble, usually we picture someone shrinking in a corner, trying to disappear…and has glasses on 🙂 Isn’t this the usual image? The humble person is pictured as hapless, isn’t he? This, however is a deadly mistake to make. He is not that guy with the glasses in the corner –…
Our world overloads us, and as a result we have dissatisfaction and stress. We may form defenses against incoming information, or we may fight against it. The other option is to trust in God, and learn to have an expectation of Him. (Phil 4:11, 1Tim 6:6) David was confident he will overcome Goliath because he…
Communion (1Cor 11:23-26, Jo 1:14, 6:57) The consequence of the fall is shame. Self-appreciation doesn’t cut it. The world gives you appreciation but also threatens with shame. Before God you stand, and this gives youo dignity, not only before Him, but before others and yourself. If there is dignity, there also is humility. There is…
Don’t ask the world about your value – it is hidden with God. He can give a new meaning to events, help you see afresh. Abilities, skills are good things, but they are tools only to extend you. The wrong starting point though – such as selfishness, greed will turn them in the wrong direction.…