Daily Archives: June 16, 2010

Deuteronomy 21; Psalms 108-109, Isaiah 48, Revelation 18

For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. – Psalm 109:22

I am a typical first born:

  • achievement-oriented
  • people-pleaser
  • controlling
  • fiercely independent

I have learned through “trials and error”  that:

  • I am not always going to achieve.
  • I will often dissappoint others.
  • There is little in this world that I can really control.
  • Independence is an illusion.

God is teaching me humility.  As a matter of fact, I think I am getting pretty good at it…. Doh.

The interesting thing is that when I thought that I was responsible for any little success in my life, I was stressed to continue to achieve more.  Now that I realize that God is responsible, I am constantly overcome with gratitude when joy and success come my way.  What a better way to live!

Dear Lord,
I am learning how powerless I am in my own strength.  But I am also learning that I serve an all-powerful and all-loving God.  Thank you that you are always there to pick me up when I fall down.  Thank you that you stand at the right of the needy one, to save my life from those who condemn me.

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