Most mornings as I sit contemplating God over His word and my cup of coffee, I’m reminded of who I am in comparison to Him and I feel so very small. I see myself in all of my inadequacies, nothing about me is prideful in that moment. I clearly see His ask of me, knowing how I should walk throughout the day.
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8
It’s the difference that occurs in me between those quiet morning moments and the events of the day that alter my course. It’s how I respond to that person to whom I should show mercy, it’s how I respond to the child that needs my full attention, it’s how I respond to the unpleasant news I receive, it’s how I respond to temptation that comes before me, it’s how I respond to moments that should be for God’s glory.
It’s the difference that occurs in me, that’s where the problem arises. He has commanded me to walk humbly, not just to come before Him humbly in the morning. I am to continue that attitude of humbleness throughout the day, within my thoughts and actions. Humbleness occurs within my mind, my thoughts, and is evidenced in my actions toward others.
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;” Colossians 3:12
When I walk humbly, I am able to continue my walk throughout my day knowing God hears me, knowing He is there to give me strength when my mind struggles from the demands of the day.
“Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:” Psalm 10:17
When I walk humbly before Him, He has promised to hear me. He has promised to listen to me as I call unto Him, guiding me throughout my day. In Him, not within myself, there exists the power to walk humbly; so it is that in Him alone will I boast for He is Lord of all.
“My soul shall make her boast in the Lord : the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” Psalm 34:2-3