Catch God’s Eye?

1Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? 2All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. —Isaiah 66:1-2

Humility. We know we are supposed to be humble because God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble. We know we want God’s grace and we know we need it, but have you ever asked yourself, Why is God so concerned with our humility?

There are many reasons, but Isaiah gives us a clue about one big reason in the verses above. We are to be humble because we should never forget exactly who God is. God has everything. Why? Because He made everything. He made the earth, heavens, and universe. He made all of the people. He formed the nations. He made everything! Pause and think about that for a moment. What does this do to our view of how powerful we are?

Yet, this same awesome God cares about what we do and who we are becoming. Humility is our recognition of who He is in comparison to who we are. It’s the right perspective of Him in relation to us. And it’s important to have the right perspective. It is so easy to grow conceited. I remember doing really well in swim practice when I was in college. I thought I was ready for the upcoming meet and would come in first place. That was until I hit the water! As I gulped down the wake of the other swimmers, I finished in last place. I was humbled. I had the wrong view of myself because of who I was comparing myself to. We are like that with God.

When we are proud, we misjudge our abilities and forget about God’s abilities. God doesn’t want us to do that because it is harmful to us and it actually puts the focus where it doesn’t belong; on us. We steal God’s glory when we inflate ourselves with pride. That is very serious. And we forget how dependent on Him He created us to be.

God loves humility in us because it is good for us and it brings glory to Him. Want to catch God’s eye? Want to incur His stare?Be humble, contrite, and tremble at His Word. View God in the right perspective.—Hayden Norris

Journal

●      What are some areas in my life where I may have the wrong perspective of myself?

●      Who can I ask who would tell me honestly if I have an inflated view of myself?

Prayer -

Father, I am a thief of Your glory far too often. I take credit for things You have done and forget Your gracious work in me and around me. Forgive me for robbing You of what belongs to You alone. Help me to catch Your eye by humbling myself before You each and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Always True: 5 Great and Precious Promises of God
Always True: 5 Great and Precious Promises of God 

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What if you believed—truly believed with all confidence that God is with you? How would today go for you if you knew without a doubt that God is in control? What would be different in your life if you were sure God is watching and good? What would you risk if you were certain God is victorious? 

Just how would believing God’s promises change your life?  

Ask the greatest Christian you’ll ever meet if they hold on to God’s promises and they’ll all say yes. Believing that God will do what He promises leads to a great life. The greatest Christian you’ll every meet knows, treasures, and is resting in the promises of God. They cling to these assurances that God gives His people so they can walk by faith while they wait for Him to work.

So what exactly does God promise?  In this topical study of what will always be true, Pastor James MacDonald will explore five great and precious promises that God keeps. Enter into this study with anticipation and faith that the God who makes these promises is faithful and true... always true.