March 11, 2019 humility

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Good morning, DearHeart.

Jesus was a carpenter.

I wonder what kind of carpenter? Did He build furniture, fences, or a trough even. Did He find the days long, the work hard, and His customers picky with His work? Did He find Himself tired, sweaty, and hungry as He returned back home at the end of the day?

Jesus set aside His divinity, His place alongside His Father, to become one of us. A human. He wanted to be near us and understand life from our perspective.

Jesus set aside His divinity with all His privileges and became one of us, and this took humility.

Humility … the attitude we are also to have each day, in all we do and with one another. This will require

self-denial,

a bending low,

and obedience.

To live this way will demand much of us yet we are told:

“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

Jesus knew the challenge life would bring us every day. It is the very reason He came to show us the way, living as an example for us to follow:

“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.” (Hebrews 4:14, NLT)

He gets it, gets us … He faced all that we face. There is not a thing He has not experienced, nor cannot understand. The writer of Hebrews continues to tell us how we can live with a Christ-like attitude, how we can obtain this attitude:

“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (verse 16, NLT)

We come boldly to the throne. He understands and in response to our cries, will supply us with the grace to live humbly with the attitude of Christ.

Jesus.

Our perfect example lived

humbly,

vulnerably,

and obediently. 

May we have the same attitude as Christ Jesus.

Come from a place of love & kindness. There will be people who will always try to tear you down-it doesn’t matter who you are. If someone disrespects you or spins falsehoods or is just downright mean- turn the other cheek and walk away. Respect your soul. Live in the light.

Wake up.

Prepare your Jesus-attitude.

Go.

About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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