Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
It is again, breathtaking, to watch and see our LORD win battles and be our great comfort and overcomer.
We are ready to take His grace with great gratitude inside, again, and share His powerful truth with our sisters. The truth and power of His word, when served with humility, is where true victory and freedom come.
One thing we know for certain is without Christ we are able to do nothing in our own ability but with Jesus Christ we are able to do all things for He is our strength, and the One who strengthens us. It is not in our own ability! Thank you, Jesus.
He is the one who puts others in charge over us. May we humbly learn to submit and obey. His word tells us to, “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for our souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for us.” Hebrews 13:17
He pours out more GRACE (James 4) , yes He says more grace, to those who submit to Him all things and humble themselves before the Lord and lean NOT on their own understanding but faithfully keep their heart, mind, and soul on Him.
So we must always place ourselves under God’s authority. Resist the devil, and know he will run away from us. (James 4:7)
Saul refused to be humbled and kept in his strong pride going about and doing things “his own way” and refusing to listen to all the warnings God sent to him. David sinned too yet “he humbled himself before the LORD” and look at the extreme differences between the outcome of these two kings. It is summed up well in James 4:6 about what truly happened with these two kings. They both were mighty warriors, powerful men, and each one had been chosen and anointed by God at one time, yet one lost his anointing, kingship, and eventually his life. “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble – James 4:6” Even after Saul was warned he continued running his kingdom His way, this shows God gave him more than one chance to humble himself, yet he refused and therefore we know in Saul’s refusal to be humbled, he lost everything as God does oppose the proud, those refusing to admit their wrongs and those refusing to obey God or continually doing anything in their own strength.
It is in humility , grace, and gratitude we are able to surrender to our God and look at all the things surrounding us, seeing every battle and trial, knowing He is large and in charge, and that great, mighty, and good things come from above to those who wait, trust, and obey HIM. The strength isn’t ever in us but all from HIM. We need to trust Him and know He has the plans, not us, and we need to humble ourselves.
He is so completely faithful and true. Oh, how much He loves us. He never leaves us.
He pours out His grace, daily, and even more grace to those who are humbled so may we in turn return our great gratitude from a humble and thankful heart.