James 4:10 “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”
When I come before the Lord in my quiet time I can picture myself kneeling in front of His throne and bowing in humility. As I move through confessions and into praise I feel myself being lifted by His holy hand and this verse becomes reality.
The question echoing in my soul today is this: when are we before the Lord?
I believe the Lord, our God, is everywhere at all times. He is never away from me or you; ever present.
Do I walk each step of my day as though I were in the presence of the One true God? Do I remain humble and attentive to Him regardless what I am doing? I wish I could say I do. Being the human that I am, often times I focus on my needs and desires. I quickly get caught up in my selfish ways and forget or neglect the wishes and desires the Lord has for me. I get distracted with my own heartaches or struggles and slide into a view that is not filled with God.
I come before the Lord today, humble and contrite. He knows my heart and the deepest desire I have to walk in His ways. He knows my every thought and wish and He continues to lift me up. As I grow closer to Him I see that He lifts me up in love and He lifts me up to continue in service to Him. As He exalts me, I exalt Him.
Help my heart continue to grow in knowledge and truth so that someday, with your help, I will remain humble before you. Remind me often that you are there, with me, guiding me and calling me back to your ways every moment I am pulled away. Thank you for your faithfulness, thank you for your everlasting love and grace. I lift my eyes to you in humility and I take your hand to serve in your kingdom this day. Amen.