Yesterday morning, before I got out of bed, I was praying that God would teach me lowliness. When I went to let the dog outside there was dog waste all over the room. Don’t think you can get much more lowly than cleaning up piles of dog waste. As I reluctantly cleaned up the mess for the dog I love, it brought to mind how lowliness in a relationship sometimes requires me to lower myself to the point of being willing to clean up and stick through the nastiest of messes.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Philippians 2:3
Father, teach me lowliness so that I will not see myself better than others. Teach me to love in such a way that I am willing to go the distance needed in forgiveness and in helping someone overcome the lasting consequences of sin. I too have sinned against You, my God. I too need Your forgiveness. I will remember this if at anytime I want to esteem myself higher than someone else. Amen.
Truth in love,