Humble Yourself or Be Humbled

Posted on August 19, 2020 by Catey Stover in Uncategorized

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

I remember this statement made in Beth Moore’s book, Praying God’s Word: “If we don’t presently have an issue that is actively humbling us, we veer with disturbing velocity toward arrogance and self-righteousness” (pg. 58).

As I have grown in my walk with Jesus Christ, 24+ years, He has graciously revealed pockets of my heart where humility has not had its way.
Several weeks ago, I was praying with some urgency that God would give me a humble heart. I don’t want to just put on humility; I want to be genuinely humble. I desire humility to overflow from my walk with Jesus Christ, as I live and breathe.

Within the first 7 days of beginning to pray that prayer, I had 3 different individuals ‘correct’ me. Oh, my prideful heart wanted to defend myself but soon I realized that God was answering my prayer. After all, how could He make me a humble person if He didn’t provide opportunities to practice humility?

I needed to follow-up with one of the individuals and that morning in my devotional reading, I read: “Peace cannot be found except with a lowly heart. And a lowly heart is not something that you can conjure up. Meekness of heart is a gift from God every time you experience it. The perfect time to experience a humble heart is when someone disapproves of you, or when you experience inward temptations and weakness. Learn to get used to both of these trials: They are a part of life.” (The Seeking Heart-Fenelon; pg.165).

God gives grace to the humble….


Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

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The Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 12-15| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose [g]stripes you were healed. 1 Peter 2:23-24

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