Humble Pie

Humble Pie

We all have known that awful taste they call humble pie. Its not easy to confess our sins to others! We all seem to have an image to uphold.

For as far back as I can remember, I’ve never felt like I was better than anyone else. There were however times, of course, when I judged my own abilities against another’s, like when engaged in talent competition’s. Still my fellow competitors and I were equal in value and worth, that’s just the way I’ve always seen it.

It wasn’t Christian to be prideful and I made a conscious effort not to be.

I, up until just recently, thought I did a good job in this endeavor.

I have found, that once I let go of my own self perception of being a good Christian, that gives me a false sense of my own true character, I open myself up to being shown the truth that is in my heart.

I didn’t realize fear of becoming prideful or self-righteous took root in my life, and because of it, I was walking with a false sense of humility.

Common symptoms of false humility I exhibited were; never being able to take a compliment, having little to no self worth, always needing opinions of others to decide what my own opinions were, low self esteem and next to no self confidence.

I could build confidence up in others no problem, but I stayed a long ways away from the chance of building my own self confidence up..

I truly don’t, and purposefully won’t, stand in judgment of others and I never have felt myself to be better than anyone else.

I thought I was doing good understanding I am a child of God and making sure I stay humble, lowly, un-selfish, usable, putting everyone else first to the best of my ability. I was getting real good at not giving pride or self-righteousness a chance in my life.

Then, while fasting one day, Lord Jesus opened my eyes to what I was truly working under and He showed me how my heart was good, my desire was right, and my approach was wrong.

2 Timothy 1:7 BBE — For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control.

I wasn’t surrendered in that area as I hoped because my fear drove me to works.

I was operating with a spirit of fear, thinking myself genuinely humble. I would down play my gifts, and testimony making them seem un-note-worthy or common.

Never did the thought cross my mind that I may have been hurting God’s feelings. Of course I was hurting His feelings! I was turning His blessings into nothing out of the ordinary! That’s not humility, that’s ungratefulness! I believed the enemies lie that to be happy and confident in the talents Father God blessed me with, would be prideful. I avoided pride at the cost of true gratitude! And can you imagine how habit forming it is to make yourself small and insignificant? False humility can be a tough habit to break!

Because I was trying so hard not to be self righteous or prideful I allowed my light to be put under a vessel..

Matthew 5:14-16 BBE — You are the light of the world. A town put on a hill may be seen by all. And a burning light is not put under a vessel, but on its table; so that its rays may be shining on all who are in the house. Even so let your light be shining before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Father God, Creator of all there is, fearfully and wonderfully made each and every one of us, giving us unique gifts and talents to share with the rest of the world. He meant for us to be exceptional and to be noticed.

We, created in His Image, were meant to stand out. All honor, glory and praise belong to Father God and that’s the difference between true humility and false humility. Who, will those who admire our work, glorify? Us or Father God?

Until next time may God bless you and keep you as you seek Him with your whole heart.




Why rest in broken

Why do we rest in our broken? It’s like we are searching for all the pieces and we can’t move on until we have them. If we move on without them we won’t be whole. So we stay stuck in broken. We cling to our pain and take pride in our scars. We allow our broken to define us. We accept what hurts us as the necessary obstacles, molding and shaping who we are and who we will become.

We rest in our broken, yet we get no rest.

 What causes us to accept such a fate and call it our own? What kind of logic says broken is the truth? Where else in life do we see broken as wise, courageous, and acceptable?

Do we keep the broken teacup, giving it a place of honor upon the shelf? Do we keep a broken television, on display mounted on our wall? Do we raise our children to keep the broken toys in their room? What do we do with things that break in our lives?

 Mostly, we throw them out, so why do we rest in our broken?

 Forget finding all the pieces!  Get up and move on! Those pieces belong to our counterfeit life, our counterfeit reality. Our true self, our true reality, is unbreakable.

 Don’t rest in broken. It’s a lie. Throw it out, like all the other things that break throughout our lives. Refused to hold on to it. Don’t give the missing pieces even a second thought because resting in broken guarantees you never become unbreakable.

John 10:10 KJV — The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Isaiah 53:5 KJV — But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.


Until next time, may God bless you and keep you as you seek Him with your whole heart.



Lines clearly drawn

The battle lines are being more clearly drawn every day. No one will be able to sit on the fence for very long. There will not be a peace option.
[Read Mathew 10:34-35]

No, we can not all get along. Following the rules will not constitute social acceptance or the right to be free. Being quiet and agreeable, not rocking the boat, will not guarantee you will keep your life.

When you take God out of society and out of our kids’ education, His attributes are no longer taught as right, good, best, or most individually profitable. As a result, you have chaos of values, hardened hearts, and self-righteous entitlement that grows like mold, taking out all the good, and leaving it no way to reproduce itself in the future.

When you shut out disagreeable views, when you shut up those with the courage to stand alone for what they know is right or just, when you run away from what makes you uncomfortable or causes you to feel, ultimately, when you lean on your own understanding instead of seeking Father God’s understanding, your fall is Inevitable. Your understanding is either rose-colored, like cattle up to the very hour of slaughter, or you’re leaning on Father God’s understanding. [Read Proverbs 3:5-6]

Don’t mistake God’s understanding as rated G. GOD IS TRUTH no matter how hard it is to know, realize, watch, or follow. Unfiltered, unsweetened, no added preservatives, just 100% raw, organic, truth. Trust me, friends, that truth is not G-rated. That truth is not based on opinion or acceptance of it. That truth is absolute, universal, unavoidable, and governed by He, Himself, Creator, Almighty, God.

You can deny it, try to avoid it, you can even cause the majority to rule against it, but it remains true and someday will require individual accountability. Friends, not only is God’s truth not rated G, it also holds no partiality to chosen ignorance to it. We either walk in truth or we don’t, no fence option. [Read Revelations 3:16]

L.L.Q.R.A.P. Is our call to action. Look, listen, question, research, act, and pray.

Look – Information does not come to us by accident, not even the most unrealistic or profound ideas come without reason or cause. We must look at all information, not just what we like to believe or agree with. We must choose to open our eyes and refuse to conform to a majority in the wrong by turning a blind eye to the truth.

Listen – We must choose to listen to all aspects of possible truth even when it’s hard, against the grain, or even when it seems downright unbelievable. This takes courage and faith because we must do this without selfish motivation or preconceived ideas of reality and truth.

Question – We must question everything. Question all motives, loyalties, and desired outcomes without prejudice or close mindedness.

Research – No matter what, we can not stagnate. We must seek truth no matter how horrifying and ugly it may be. We must make it our full intent, our life mission, our ultimate goal to uncover the absolute truth.

Act – We must seek our role, our possible actions to stand upon the truth we uncover. What can we do to cause awareness, to bring sight to the blind and set sleeping captives free? Where is our place on the battlefield?

It is our God-given individual right to choose to die free or die a slave. We choose to submit to the powers that be and thereby enslave ourselves, or we choose to stand against them knowing our very life is at stake.

Prayer – Finally, but most detrimentally important, seek to hear the voice of God. There is no wisdom, and there is no truth apart from Him. If we haven’t heard His voice, we must find out why as if our lives depended on it. If we have heard the voice of God, we must seek to hear Him louder and more clearly every day.

If you are truly, without selfish motivation, seeking God’s wisdom, His truth, then don’t ignore your gut. Pay attention to your instinct.

The most powerful weapon we have against those who try to enslave us through lies, deceit, manipulations and fleshly comforts, is our ability to talk directly to Father God, given to us by Jesus’s life, death and resurrection. We do this through prayer. If we can not take action to stand upon the truth in any other way, we can still be a powerful help by bowing our heads to pray.

It’s time to choose friends. Which side of the battlefield will we fight on? There is not a middle ground. Once we decide which side we fight for, we must seek our position and help in the fight even unto death! No more silence, no more passing the responsibility to another, no more excuses. We must get up, put on our big kid pants, and fight for what we believe!

May God bless you and keep you as you seek Him with your whole heart.