Can I Come Home?

Psalms 149:4 simply says, the Lord takes pleasure in his people who are humble. As a child of God, our affections must be rooted in mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, and long-suffering. The definition of humility is to obey God in all things at all times. Denying self is required from us to follow the will of God. Without a humble heart, God does not fellowship with us because of the pride in our heart. See it like a child following his father’s footsteps in the snow. All the child has to do is step in the father’s footsteps. If the child is in pride, or thinks their path is better, there’s a guarantee of veering off the set course. The mindset of thinking that we are in control is just a lie from the enemy. This mindset can sometimes root from a lack of contentment with the situations, circumstances, and relationships that God has allowed for our lives.

This is exactly where the Prodigal son found himself. He veered off the course his father had set for him. Thankfully, he was honest about his true location, and humbled himself and returned to his father’s house. there he was welcomed and restored to his place as a son. his father was merciful, loving, and forgiving. God is just like the father in this story. James 4:8-10 says, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” Humbling yourself and surrendering to the will and ways of God is always the answer.

Jimmie Lowman

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