Today was how humility is THE ingredient in the Christian life. It also talked about
the eight core practices in the Christian life that go hand in hand with humility:
Worship: I worship God. I love to. I find myself doing it more and more as the days go by.
Self Esteem: Uhhh well I am up and down on this. Some days I am so confident and others I am down on myself. Just another area I need to address......
Honesty: Oh dear, busted. It is so funny now that I am following God I catch myself EVERY time I tell "a little white lie". The ones I tell to my kids to keep the peace are the hard ones to let go. I am however more and more honest with everyone else. I have recently lost friends because of it but I have to stand for what I believe in.
Obedience: Most of the time... to everyone but God. He has been dealing with me hard on this one. He tells me to trust him. Not to worry. I realize I am not following directions. But don't tell my kids!
Teachability: I like to think I am very teachable. I am always trying to learn something new and better educate myself on everything. Does this mean I can't stick to my opinions? Does that make me unteachable??
Servanthood: I have made excuse after excuse on this one when it comes to serving in the church. Yes I am a single mom of two but I bet I could still do something. I am hoping to bless someone with my writing. Does that count?
Waiting: God has been working on my patience for 14 years now AND I STILL DON'T HAVE ANY!!
Brokenness: Oh boy am I there now. I am so broken right now I can only go up.
I thought the coolest thing at the end was to rewrite 2 Corinthians 9-10 adding in your own name and experiances. Here is what I wrote:
My father told me "I have more than enough grace for you. Venus you will only see my power as perfect when you are at your weakest." I will be hopeful when I feel hopeless because that's when God shines brightest. That is why through Christ I can rejoice when I worry about paying all my bills and satan tries to come against me through my kids. When I am at my lowest God can lift me the furthest.