Sunday, October 5, 2008

Humility

It's a concept that has come up a few times these past couple of days and what a great thing to think about. I think I want to write about the topic because it is something I always want to hold onto.

Just this past Thursday I signed a book contract, and at times the thought still amazes me. This is so beyond me that it has to be God. I didn't realize how emotional it could be to simply sign my name, but it was.

I will be co-authors with my close friend, Leanne, as we tell the story of our friendship and encourage others to pursue their own spiritual mother-daughter relationship. As we sat at the table with the contract between us, Leanne was the first to share the need to pray.

As our prayers went up, God's presence was obvious. As we shared our heart with Him and one another, a sense of awe came over me. I have known Leanne for 11 years and this book project has been on-going for 2 years, but at times I didn't think we'd ever reach this point. Honestly at times I didn't want to, but obviously it's part of God's plan.

After saying, "Amen" we were able to discuss this wonderful concept. I know I, "Miss Unemotional" was surprised that I had become just the opposite, but like Leanne said this was all so humbling. I know how important our friendship is, but the thought of Him using it for others is pretty amazing.

As we talked about this we each had humility talks to share from the week, no coincidence there, but we finally arrived at the point that Jesus is the picture of humility and if it's Him we want to be like we need to do the same.

Then yesterday as I prepared my Sunday School lesson, Anne Graham Lotz was discussing seeing the glory of God. How it simply leaves us humbled and with a sense of awe. I've been there and it's a great place to be!

For that reason, I pray I will always humble myself, make myself available and obedient and then prepare to see the glory of God and walk where He wants me to go. Won't you do the same??

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on the book contract! That is completely awesome! I just know God will do some pretty amazing things through your obedience and humility!

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  2. Congratulations on the book contract! (Now the real work begins!) It's an interesting path that will take you places you never imagined! I look forward to seeing how things progress.

    Thanks for the recent posts with more information about Hearts at Home, too. For the past two years God has confirmed to me over and over that even ministry opportunities need to take a back seat to my focus on being my kids' mom and settling into life here. (And that's not always an easy thing to explain with a DH in ministry!) My kids are young though and I'm trying to make sure we all get off to a good start so I don't get out of whack with lots of "good" things and then get 15 years down the road and realize I missed my chance with them.

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