Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day 20 - Humbled


Five more days - the hours spill out like water and run into a stream of days. I've been absent for a few of them. I apologize. I've been reading Ann's words but haven't had the time to sit and let them sink into my heart.

Mine is a soul that needs a quiet place when everything around me whirls with activity. I go through the motions, all the while longing for the time when I can step into silence. The necessary to-do list has been long for a great many days.

During this time I've been reminded of my smallness. In so many ways, the Father has taken away things that have given me a sense of worth. Sometimes that comes with tears - this stripping away of self and pride - this humbling.

He never leaves us empty. He takes away only to give. We measure what we think we must have against what He graciously pours out and find ourselves blessed. We find humility wrapped in the embrace of His love and know our worth.

Jesus came, small and humble - the greatest gift mankind will ever know.

Blessings,
Linda

7 comments:

Ann Kroeker said...

Maybe being in that state positions us for whatever God has in store next without mistaking it as something we did in our own strength?

S. Etole said...

Reflecting on this.

Rebecca said...

The stripping, the tears, the humbling have been part of my journey this entire year...and again this past week. Still nothing compared to the "lowly birth and great humility" experienced by our Lord in coming to earth...

lil red hen said...

Linda, I've also been absent from blog land a lot this winter. Time is whizzing by and I'm getting slower with farm work, but the Lord keeps blessing me with good health. I have meant to check in with you sooner and wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderfully peaceful new year. You always give us a lesson we can certainly use in our daily walks. God bless!

Teena said...

thank you so much for your words. Yes. so true. But trusting is the only way....

You are a dear friend... and I am so thankful for you.

SuperLux said...

He has never let my cup run dry. He is the best and most generous Provider ever. We are all so blessed. Happy holidays, Linda! Thanks for sharing this wonderful reminder.

Beth said...

This resonated with me.