As I am sitting here this afternoon writing this post I am not feeling very happy with myself. You see this morning in bible study I got upset, now you may be wondering what type of study we are having for it to cause such an issue.
I really don’t want to share what it was technically about but let’s just say it was on questioning the word of God. Not our Pastor or others there just some of our church hierarchy.
Both my husband and I are really passionate about believing and standing on the word of God, and I guess this is why I got upset. I am passionate about women finding their place in Gods order and supporting them. I love giving to people in need and answering God’s prompting on this matter, that gives me such joy.
But none of these things gives me the right to get upset during study. So after church I was able to apologise to our Pastor and other members who were at the study. I was humbled and blessed by their attitude of forgiveness and how they supported me. None was offended, for which I am grateful, but repentance, I felt, was still necessary.
I must remember to keep a foot on my emotions and remember to lead with Gods knowledge and truth.
It is good to be passionate about what you believe in but it should always be presented humbly and respectfully.
James 5:16 Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
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8 thoughts on “HUMBLE IS BEST”
What a sweet testimony! I love your transparency and humility, Terri. It is precious in the eyes of God…He walks with the humble. How sweet it is to just take the low road when we make a mistake and feel His forgiveness and mercy!
Thank you so much Cheryl for your kind and encouraging comment. Blessings to you
Oh, I’ve been there, friend. And I’m always reminded that we bear God’s image more when we have a repentant heart than when we are right. Thanks for sharing your story. Humility is elusive for all of us, but what blessings come from it! And also from gracious friends! Great post 🙂
Thank you so much Karen for your encouraging comment. You are so right humility is so elusive but blessings do come from a humble attitude. Thanks and have a great week. Blessings
Your last sentence is such a powerful one, that we can be passionate and humble simultaneously. Women are supposed to be strong, ball-kicking parts of society… at least, that’s what it seems like. That means being a humble person is almost looked down. Anyways, this post spoke to me, so thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you Anastasia for your thoughts on my post. I suppose we are best to stand on what we believe with a humble heart and attitude, something that I find difficult at times. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week. Blessings
Thank you for your testimony. I am working on a post right now regarding humility. I am encouraged to see the growth of a believer convicted of the devil’s favorite weapon: Pride. It is something I am working on everyday. I am proud when I see God working in my life but also am humbled by His love. Thanks again for sharing on link up. I needed this especially today! God bless you and yours.
Thank you so much Horace for your encouraging comment. The fact that God loves us, even though we are so unworthy is very humbling. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a great week. Blessings