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Humility, Gentleness, Patience - Ephesians 4:1-2

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Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2

Humility

I love the Lord. It is important for me, a child of God, to declare that I love Him. All that I am flows from that. And I can forget this, so I repeat it. I am His.

This verse is an urging. A command even. A command to be active. To walk.

What does it mean to walk? Walking is something that people do without even thinking about it if they are beyond infancy and healthy. They just get up and go. It’s regular and normal.

How should I, a child of God, walk?

Worthy of the calling I have received. That calling is that I obey. That I walk in the light, in the spirit. That I do things like pray and study what God wants of me. That I am kind and humble.

Walk with humility.

I admit, I used to dislike that word. It sounded so passive.

Well, I misunderstood the word. Because, Jesus was meek (synonym for humble), but He wasn’t passive. He spoke into people’s lives even when they resisted, even when they threatened to kill Him. He was humble with power.

The humility is simply that He knew that He did the will of His father who sent Him.

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When I do the will of God as the scripture shows me, I am being humble. I am loving, kind, joyful, patient. I’m not all about the big ME.

Walk

I’m about Him.

And I walk in that. That’s what’s normal.

How do I get there?

Sometimes, I do walk in that sweet spot. I am humble and patient, bearing with others.

But sometimes I’m like an obnoxious thirteen year old who wants, wants, wants.

How do I get to this place of humble patience?

I declare it as a goal. I ask the Lord for help in it. I ask that the Holy Spirit fill me with humble patience. I tell other believers that this is my goal. I check my thinking. I watch what bugs me. I bring it to the Lord and ask him to wash me of pride.

And He does.

And when I slip back into being Mr. Grumpy Pants, forgetting that I am a child of the one true king, I implore for Him to teach me, to change me, from the inside out.

He loves to give good gifts to His children.

Lord, Fill me today with humble power. May I be patient with You. For you have ordered my steps. You have blessed me with many people in my life; may I be patient with them, today. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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