Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Be Humble

Good Morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! After an all day rain yesterday, it is good to see the sun, even though the humidity is very high. When I stepped outside this morning the heat hit me in the face like a sauna! And I see the acorns are starting to fall, which is a sure sign of fall coming. Looks like there might be a large crop again. As I was looking around on the porch, I heard a large truck coming fast, and at the same time, a very large flock of ibis took to the air, and flew by. I watched until they flew out of sight! Beautiful!

My computer froze up sometime Monday and Tuesday when I turned it on, nothing happened. So, after having called my friend, who stopped by and was unable to fix it, I called Dave, the pro, who fixed it last time I had a problem. but later on, I tried again and lo and behold, it had healed itself or thawed out, so I canceled the pro and got busy reading about a hundred emails that had accumulated! Sheesh! Most of them got deleted! 

However, after going out to check on the towels in the washer, I discovered that the towels had not been rinsed, were sitting in a tub full of soapy water and the washer would not drain, or rinse or spin. My washer is probably not a year old, yet! Well, I looked in the yellow pages and saw the number one listing was for Anytime Appliance repair, so said a quick prayer and called.They advertise same day service, so, sure enough, he came at 5:45, tested it and discovered the circuit board was faulty. He took it out and it had exploded wide open! He had a new one in his van, installed it, arranged everything back the way it was, gave me the bill, I paid and he left. Of course, the new circuit board cost almost as much as I paid for the washer, but at least. it works!

Meantime, my friend, who with her partner who lives next door to her, called and said today was my cleaning day, so I told her about the washer, and she called me later, and offered to come over and wring out the towels and take them home, (across the street), finish washing them and bring them back. I was overwhelmed by her generosity and told her that the guy was coming later. She is such a caring , thoughtful person. I am happy she lives across the street from me. God is good!

From the little devotional book, Knowing God:

Be Humble

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he
may lift you up in due time.
1 Peter 5:6 NIV

On the road to spiritual growth, pride is an enormous roadblock. The more prideful you are, the more difficult it is to know God. When you experience success, it's easy to  puff out your chest and proclaim, "I did that!"  Easy, but wrong.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer observed, "It is very easy to overestimate the importance
of our own achievements," and he was right.

So the next time you're tempted to take too much credit for something you've
done, resist the temptation. Instead of hogging all the glory, give God His fair share of the credit....and His share
by the way, is far bigger than your share.

                                               Great Thoughts

God exalts humility. When God works in our lives, helping us to become humble,
he gives us a permanent joy. Humility gives us a joy that cannot be taken away.
                                                   Max Lucado

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,