And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. … and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.
~ Ether 12:27 ~
Humility is the only soil in which the graces root; the lack of humility is the sufficient explanation of every defect and failure. Humility is not so much a grace or virtue along with others; it is the root of all, because it alone takes the right attitude before God, and allows him as God to do all.
~ Humility and Absolute Surrender – Andrew Murray – Hendrickson Christian Classics; pg. 7~
The scriptures teaches that there can be no spiritual growth without humility. This idea is confusing to many at first, and it almost always encounters my stubborn resistance. “What!” I exclaim, “am I supposed to be submissive and remain weak in accepting everything that comes, no matter how humiliating?” No. True humility does not mean meek surrender to an ugly, destructive way of life. It means I surrender to God’s will, which is quite a different thing. Humility prepares me for the realization of God’s will for me. It shows me the benefits I gain from doing away with self-will. I finally understand how this self-will has contributed to my distress.
My attitude of true humility confers dignity and grace of God toward me. Strengthens me to take intelligent spiritual action in solving my problems. Through this act, I am able to cast all my cares upon Him for He cares for me. He gives grace for me to be humble (see, 1 Peter 5:6).
TODAY’S PRAYER AND MEDITATION
Heavenly Father, as I humble myself under your mighty hand, casting all my cares upon you, I am assured of your love and care toward me. Through your grace I am vigilant and able to resist temptation. In Jesus Name, Amen.