This week’s verse is:
1 Peter 5:6-7
“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
In this verse, Peter addresses the Elders of the church and young men but that doesn’t mean it can’t apply to the rest of us. He calls us to dress in humility towards one another and respect those who are in authority over us.
God gives grace to us when we humble ourselves to one another. When we are prideful and selfish, we start believing the lies that we are better and we are able to do things on our own. Pride tears people down and makes them feel incompetent.
God opposes the proud. He wants nothing to do with them. Prideful people are the exact opposite of everything that Jesus was. If you struggle with pride, how can you change the way you think of yourself and those around you?
Give All Your Cares To God.
Give him everything. Give him the secret things, the big things, the small things. God cares about us and wants us to live life to the fullest. I know that I struggle with giving him everything because I like to have control. One of my talents is my musical ability and I know that God has called me to be a worship leader one day. When I encounter struggles surrounding my “calling,” I always go to God for guidance. But, when I have to move apartments or find a new job, going to him first doesn’t always cross my mind.
God Cares About You.
He came to earth and died for you and cares about what you go through. If you don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, I would be remiss not to give you that opportunity today (check out the end of the blog post).
Maybe, today, you need to be reminded that God cares about you. Maybe God has been tugging on your heart to start working on your pride. Maybe today is your first day as a follower of Christ- which is an incredible decision to make!
No matter where you are in life, know that you are loved and you are cared for. This week, take some time to write out some things you can give to God and thank him for all he has brought you through. If you struggle with a prideful attitude, ask God to give you humility.
This week, I am giving to God:
- My worries about moving to a new home.
- My worries about what I want to do when I grow up.
- Humility when I talk about things I am passionate about- I may know a lot, but I don’t know everything and that can be a hard pill to swallow.
Give your hubs a smooch! Until next time,
If you haven’t taken the opportunity to ask for forgiveness of your sins and follow Christ, I want to give you that opportunity today. Below is a prayer you can pray to ask God to come into your life and make you a new creation.
“Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith, I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. Amen.”
Celebrate! I am celebrating with you! This is one of the greatest decisions you will ever make- you are a new person in Christ!
If you would like some tips on how to study the Bible, check out my post here!