Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone! I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. The book of Ephesians in the Bible is written as a letter by the apostle Paul while he was under house arrest. In chapter 4 he asks readers, which can include you and me, to live lives worthy of what God chose for them. In verse 2, Paul says, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Paul consistently encourages us to do things that show love and compassion to all; not only to those who think like us; not only to those we want to impress. In the midst of all we do, he urges us to be humble – to be free of arrogance or pride. We’ve all experienced beautiful moments in the presence of others who are like this.
Humble people admit when they are wrong. They apologize and are willing to take the high road.
During a discussion, humble people are courteous. Each of us has opinions, but it’s not necessary to always share ours. Showing sincere interest in what people have to say and allowing them to finish their thoughts is considerate and displays humility.
Humble people admit there could be others who are better at tasks. You and I have strengths, but there will always be someone who will do something better than our best.
A humble person admits it, gives the other person credit, and offers to help. This builds unity and harmony.
Humble people are thankful and express it. You recognize that others have helped you become who you are. People have poured into you…have taught you and shared with you. You especially acknowledge that God has designed you.
What characteristics do you see in humble people? I invite you to post your thoughts in the comments below. Let’s focus on the positive this week and take Paul’s advice, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks for being here. See you next week.