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Today, let's focus on cultivating a humble posture before God and others.  

Find a quiet space. Sit up tall, and close your eyes. Set a timer for one to two minutes per movement so that you can be fully present (or increase the time if you want a longer experience).  
 


 

First, pay attention to God. 


Take slow, deep breaths. Focus on the spot that you feel the breath in your body. 
  • As you breathe in, think, "God is God..." 
  • As you breathe out, think, "... and I am not" (Psalm 8:3-4).

 

Second, ponder your inner world.


Process the following with Jesus:
  • How am I attempting to live like I'm God today?
  • What steps can I take to live into a humble posture as God's beloved child? 

 

Third, prepare to love others.


Ask Jesus to help you answer the following:
  • Who in my life needs to see my neediness before God? 
  • In my neediness, how can I direct them toward God's all-sufficient grace? 

A closing prayer:

Father, too often I live as if I don't need you, and typically it's after I fall on my face that I acknowledge the truth  You are God, and I am not. 

Let this truth spread into every thought, feeling, behavior, habit, and relationship in my life. 

Relax my attempted plans to sovereignly rule over people or problems into a holy and open-handed posture before You, my Sovereign Lord.   

Amen.

 

Peace be with you until next week,
Rusty McKie 
 


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If you're wondering, this is why I lead you to focus on your breath

If you missed last week’s article, check out Progress Culture & Prayer (Part 2).

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