As I get older, I realize I’m getting grumpier. Well, not like an old man you encounter in a nursing home. But I’ve noticed I’m not as kind as I used to be. Sounds like I’m a jerk but I’m really not. I’ve been prideful, no way to put it. I don’t trust people like I used to, Some days I don’t want to talk to others. I’d rather be in my ‘bubble’. Letting pride sweep in is very easy. And I’ve asked God to show me what doors am I opening for this to happen? It’s more than just a door that I’m opening. It’s been my attitude towards others.
I always have worship music on when I pray and sometimes I turn it off so that I may hear what He is speaking to me. The Lord spoke to me, “humbleness leads to kindness” in my prayer time last night. It’s like He knew what I was getting ready to ask Him, “Lord, can you make me kind towards others?”
In this day and age, it’s hard to be humble and kind. Especially waiting in line at a gas station when your in a hurry and the person in front is spending their salary on lottery tickets. Is this the attitude that He wants us to have? Of course not.
What does He require of us?
After the Lord whispered those words to me that “humbleness leads to kindness”, I was led to Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
What if we all lived out that verse?
In the beginning
“the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”
Once, the Earth was without form and void. Spiritual speaking we were without form and void, for some we still are. We try to figure out His ways, but yet we are still puzzled. We go before Him, but yet He has already been their. We hide, we run, but He knows where we are and where we are running too.
Genesis 1:3 ” And God said “Let there be light,” and there was light.
But with a simple Word, He spoke light onto the Earth and it happened. He created light?! how radical!
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He created light, why are we struggling with a situation not trusting Him to speak life into it?
The same God who spoke light into existence can speak light into your darkest moments and speak life into the deepest caverns of your heart. The earth was filled
Just like the Earth it has a beginning and an end; we all have a beginning and we all also have an ending.
“All flesh is like grass, that is here one day and gone the next. for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,” 1 Peter 1:24
The thought of losing my job, my bank account being drained, losing all my friends, my car, my business; These are all gifts from God that are not promised for tomorrow. Our health can be compromised, a relationship can end and we are left empty. Why? How? They were broken cisterns that could hold no water. Sometimes I believe we can turn our blessings into a curse.
God tells Jeremiah 2:13 ” For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that could hold no water.”
Let us not forget that our main source, the One true well is not our personal belongings or our own achievements but staying near the well which is Jesus Christ. Only Jesus promises to satisfy our thirst. Are we focusing on Him as the priority relationship in our life? Or have we turned to someone or something else for your satisfaction?