(Learning to Let God Lead….. One Day at a Time)
-A Woman Redeemed
This week we are going to work on step 3, which I find, to be one of the most difficult!!! This week we zone in on HUMBLENESS. Jesus was the perfect and flawless model of humbleness. He is the King of the world. Creator of the universe, yet, He came to earth to be a servant. He slept on the ground, had no place to call home, washed the disciples feet and took a excruciating punishment for the entire world, even those that hate Him!
When our spouse transgresses against us, especially if it is a pretty significant thing, it becomes very easy for out heart to breed pride. We look at what our spouse has done and may think.... "I would NEVER do something like that! I have messed up, but not THAT BAD!"
I have definitely personally struggled with this issue! As long as my heart is stuck in pride mode, it will be very difficult, it not IMPOSSIBLE, to forgive my spouse. Step 3 in forgiving is allowing God to humble your heart and kill that pride. And while it may be true that you have not messed up "that" badly or you would never do what they have done; I am sure, if you asked Christ, He would have a list of sins you have committed that would leave you blushing!!
My point is this; our sins may be different and our sins may not seem as damaging, and perhaps they aren't, but they are sins none the less and where would we be, without God's forgiveness on a daily basis?
So this week, we are going to work on asking God to humble our hearts and recognize without His gift of forgiveness, we would be hopeless! The hardest thing will be finding this humbleness even if our spouse is not repentant! We will work more on this next week! Read these scriptures with your spouse and complete the following questions.
"The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor? Proverbs 15:33
"But if you do not forgive others sins, your Father will not forgive yours." Matthew 6:15
"But God demonstrates His love for us in this, while we were still sinners. Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
1. According to these scriptures, can you be an honorable person, if you do not have a humble heart?
2. Are we still able to be forgiven, even if we choose not to forgive?
3. How does Christ demonstrate the ultimate humble heart to us?
4. Where is the greatest are you struggle with forgiveness?
5. Do you have an unrepentant sin against your spouse?
Take some time to really discuss this topic and ask God to humble your heart before your spouse. This one can be very tough, especially if you have been hurt greatly! Give each other grace and do not use this as a weapon or a guilt producer, use this to grow in a beautiful way!!
Peace and Blessings
Missy and Garrick