The Humble Mind! 4
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
God sees your bank account; He never asks for it as a remission of your sin. He knows your payday is coming soon; he never asks you to buy Him goat so that He can sprinkle the blood for your safety and welfare. But He said, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Yet people take it for granted because it seems common.
Humble-Pray-Seek God’s face and Repentance equal Open Heaven!
You can’t pay God; neither can you impress God with money or power. You must be humble, pray, and don’t take God’s instruction for granted, just as Naaman almost did. For example, Naaman was a great and honorable commander and was held in favor because God gave him victory to Syria. Yet the Bible said Naaman was a leper. His servant, the little girl, told him about a genuine prophet in Israel called Elisha, who was called by God.
Isaiah 66:2 says, “All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”
When Naaman came to Israel, Elisha then told him to dipped himself in the river Jordan seven times and be clean. Because of pride, Naaman was angry and almost left to ignore the prophet’s instruction. However, his servant told not to take anything for granted, big or small. So, she encourages Naaman to try it, and he was healed. (2 Kings 5:1-19). Naaman could have died of leprosy if he did not follow the simple remedy’s instructions. Instead, his name was written in the Bible as an example of those who receive the mercy of God. (Luke 4:27).
The little word of God and prayer we take for granted because of pride can be very dangerous. Whatever makes you think that you are better than others or are too busy to calm down, pray, and seek God’s face is pride. Remember that whatever you have become that makes you a better or alive, it’s God-given grace for you. Humility in mind, prayer, and following God’s instruction make us human that reflect God’s true nature in us. Proverbs 3:34 says, “Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble God gives favor.”
1. Lord, thank you for giving me strength through your word.
2. Holy Ghost gives me the wisdom to overcome pride in everything I do in Jesus’ name.