I’m sure you may be wondering why I chose these two particular topics. Truthfully, I asked myself the same question when I began writing down my thoughts. I can’t really tell you for certain, I just felt compelled to talk about these things this morning as I’ve had quite a few questions arise this past week concerning each.
Why do I bring up this topic? How difficult is it for us to keep up with today’s society and all that it has to offer those of higher-standing? How jealous do we become of others having great wealth and success when our own lives are so simple and yet true.
Humility – A modest or low view of one’s own importance (humbleness)
Philippians 2:3-11 – “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. …”
We, all too often, aspire to greater things as we’re witness to other’s successes far above what we ourselves are able to obtain. It is SO important that we not let these feelings within us to take from our faith; take from our heart; and, most importantly, take from our God!
First of all, what is faith? Well, if you Google it, here is what you get:
Faith – 1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something; 2. Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
So, likewise, I turned to the Bible to search for a chapter/verse that will pretty much say it all. I think I came across a pretty good on in…
Hebrews 11:1-3 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
Huh? Yeah, that’s what I said too. What does that really mean? How are we supposed to believe in something we’ve never seen? It seems a little impossible doesn’t it. Let’s see what science has to say.
Can faith guide our everyday actions? I completely believe it to be so. I’ve seen so many instances where people have relied on their faith and not their instincts.
For years, scientists have been telling us about the “Big Bang Theory.” What does that mean and why are they changing their minds?
Fred Heeren, a science writer who believes it’s not a battle between God and science, but a discovery of God in science. He goes on in saying…
“Science can’t ‘observe’ God. But we can observe a universe that yields evidence of one of two things: It’s either God’s handiwork, or it got here by accident, without a creator. The evidence has to point one way or the other. And scientific discoveries of this century clearly show that our universe is no accident, that there is an intelligent designer behind it all.”
Yes, even science is beginning to believe in a “Higher-Power,” our God in Heaven!
We all seek comfort and rely on our faith in God and Christ to bring it to us. Some of us, as we’ve spoken about in the past, have had experiences that strengthened our faith and to those, we are blessed…
John 20:29 – “Then Jesus told him, ‘because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
We need to keep our faith and recognize the things God sends into our lives and remember… things are not always as they seem!
Learn to be humble, its isn’t all that hard. Recognize what God puts before you… its easier than you think.
Go with God; be good to one another; always stay humble; always be kind… God Bless!