Saturday, February 27, 2010

Prayers & Promises Week #9

It's hard to believe we're to the beginning of a new month coming up this week. For March I've chosen the theme of HUMILITY for my verses for each week.

Right now I am listening to an audio book on humility (Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney). I'm excited to share my review of the book with you in the coming days. So lately I've been thinking a lot about humility, being humble, pride, etc.

This week's verse is James 4:10--

"Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up."

This is a verse that I'm familiar with but is one that sticks out in my mind about being humble. It really goes against our selfish nature to live humble lives, yet that is exactly what Christ wants us to do. He was the ultimate example to us of humility.

Please remember the following people in prayer today and this week.

~ Debra, one of our dear blogging friends.

~ the family of the Sea World trainer who was killed this week. This story just makes me so sad.

~ continued prayers for Harlan in his recovery and his wife as she cares for him.

Join others at Spiritual Sundays and read many posts that will bless your day.

Have a day of blessings!

14 comments:

Loren said...

Bethany ~ I have to say as I have gotten to know you through this blog ~ if asked to describe you ....I would most definately choose the word "humble"

Thank you for sharing these prayer requests...praying for all!

Sandy said...

Humility is a great theme and this is a great verse. Thank you so much for sharing!

Rhodema @ MommyLife said...

Beautiful blog and thought provoking post. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

I love you dear prayer warrior.

sarah said...

standing in prayer agreement. Thanks for posting this. Sarah

Whidbey Woman said...

A comforting song, sung in a round forum, is HUMBLE YOUR SELF IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, AND HE WILL LIFT YOU UP, HIGHER AND HIGHER, AND HE WILL LIFT YOU UP.
I have not heard it or sung it in years, but now I can't get it out of my head :)

susansspace said...

Just stopping by to wish you a happy week. I've been in Fla., & away from a computer for almost 2 weeks, so am playing 'catch-up' this week.
Blessings, Susan

susansspace said...

Love your very yummy & cheerful new background, by the way!
S: )

Clif said...

Thanks for another good post and for the prayer requests.

Renee said...

Living a humble life before God...thank you for this reminder...God bless.

Charlotte said...

Humility goes counter to our culture. I think it is possible to be proud and still be humble, but it is a fine line. It depends on what you are proud of or about. For sure humility should be the goal of every Christian. Thank you for this thought provoking post.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Amanda said...

I love your theme of humility (humbleness) and cant wait to come back and read more... this is just what I need!

Blessings-
Amanda

Ginger said...

Your post today reminds me of one of my favorit songs we sing at churh. Humble yourself at the side of the Lord.Thank-you for sharing this post today.
God Bless,
Ginger

Cathy said...

God has a lot to say about humility. Praying for those needs ~ Blessings ~