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.
Peace be with you until next week,
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