Being Humble

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you." - (1 Peter 5:6)

What is it like to be humble? 

That was a question I had to ask God tonight as I was praying. There are two things I always ask God for;
1. Wisdom
2. Knowledge
But for some reason tonight I felt the need to want to know what it truly means to be humble. I know that's a word that I see people use all the time and to be honest I even use the word without really understanding the true meaning behind it. Until tonight when the Holy Spirit said "Why don't you meditate on that word." As I looked up the word humble the first verse that popped out to me was;

"All praises to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay, and through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trails will show  that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as a fire tests and purifies gold though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls. This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about when he told them in advance about Christ's suffering and his great glory afterward." (1 Peter 1:3-11)

What a great chapter, right? 
While typing this I couldn't help but cry because it was almost like I could imagine God sitting right next to me just like my best friend. I could imagine him actually talking to me and letting me know how he truly felt. Reading this Chapter gave me chills, I felt some sort of eagerness to read it over and over again. I also felt the need to pay close attention to what God was telling me. Just when I thought I was going to just learn about being humble... God decides to amaze me by answering all the questions I asked him through my prayers tonight. Prior to this verse I was expressing my feelings to God and letting him know my recent struggles. Not that God does not already know what's going on, I still felt the need to open myself to him. That's the only way I know how to talk to him. I am so glad I listened to the Holy Spirit because I got the chance to hear God speak to me. Now I truly know that God listens to all of us even when we think he doesn't.

Love always,

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