A Prayer for Humility – Your Day-to-day Prayer

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A Prayer for Humility 
By Chelsey DeMatteis

“For I the Lord do not change for that reason you, O little ones of Jacob, are not consumed. From the times of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, suggests the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ Malachi 3:6-7

For the final two years, I’ve puzzled why my walk with the Lord felt dry. I’d obtain myself almost every day asking, “how did I get here”? Yet, for some explanation, I hardly ever took it farther than that. I held chugging alongside, performing everyday living and experience dry, almost vacant, if you will.

By God’s grace, just one night, I climbed into the tub at the finish of a extensive working day. I turned on my worship music and right away felt tense, wondering if the particular person I was listening to chose to adhere to audio doctrine. Was this mash-up of favourite worship tracks ok? It’s not that the queries were incorrect, but they confirmed the posture of my coronary heart at that moment. Tense and stuffed with angst alternatively of peace and worship. 

Moments later on, I had the most beautiful reminder of climbing into my dad’s truck a few many years ago to obtain him singing a single of these music. God etched that early morning into my coronary heart. What a present it was to me to witness my dad singing praise to our Savior. Pure-hearted and in a posture of humility. 

God applied that memory to convict my heart that night as the worship track played. I’d lost my humble coronary heart. My at the time humble coronary heart experienced been handed around to delight and conceitedness. I discovered myself far more concerned with what guy assumed about factors rather than getting them to the Lord. 

It all grew to become abundantly distinct, and the Holy Spirit commenced a wonderful revival in my heart. I was brought to the e book of Malachi in chapter 3 and was proven the time when God gave His people today the option to turn and repent of their sins. He instructed the men and women, “return to me and I will return to you…” (vs 7). 

I will permanently try to remember this minute with the Lord, just as I will usually don’t forget climbing into the truck with my father. Humility washed more than me the moment yet again. God’s grace and mercy poured out around my coronary heart. I promptly felt softened. And the believed of harshness felt repulsive.

It is genuine, and I pray you know this, as well the appreciate of Christ will normally soften us. It will lead to us to have humble hearts. It will make us new, full, and in deep pursuit of the opportunity to share God’s really like. 

Let’s pray:

Lord, thank you for the reward of the Holy Spirit and conviction. I praise you for the way your Term softens our hearts. May possibly I normally seek to seem to you for all my answers and that you are the only just one I motivation to please. In Jesus’ title, amen.

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Chelsey is the voice driving the Dwelling with Less Podcast and author of the 52-7 days devotional Additional of Him, Considerably less of Me: Living a Christ-centered Existence in a Me-centered Planet. She writes devotions for Lifeway Women’s Journey Journal, Crosswalk.com, and iBelieve.com. She also writes Bible looking at strategies for the YouVersion Bible Application. Chelsey lives in Central Ohio with her partner and two small children. You can connect with her on Instagram @livingwithlesspodcast and at her site ChelseyDeMatteis.com.

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