God’s Revelation to Me

Humility has been on my mind since this past weekend and a revelation by the Holy Spirit has caused me to approach God differently: boldly, but with humility.

I see humility as my realization that I am flesh and blood…from dust I came and to dust I shall return. I am nothing without God. I am only breathing because God’s breath is in my body.

I have been thinking about humility in relation to God being my Father. An earthly Father, there’s a certain way I would approach him…with reverence…respect. I wouldn’t command or demand anything of him, but ask and of course ask in faith.

On Saturday, my approach to God dropped in my spirit. I immediately accepted what the Spirit was revealing to me. I can boldly approach the throne of grace in faith, but that has to be paired with humility. I think of Esther who approached the king and when she approached, she bowed because although he was her husband, he was also king. She boldly approached him in that he did not call for her, but she humbled herself before him knowing she was at His mercy. She then made her request.

I am grateful to God for helping me to see who I am and reminding me in a simple way that if I were to approach an earthly father in humility and with reverence, how much more Him: the Father of ALL fathers and King of the universe.

May God continue to reveal himself to me in the name of Jesus.

Growing in Christ,

Hadassah

Just ONE Belly Breakdown

 

If you have never had your belly breakdown on you, perhaps you are not human.

Let’s be real: you’ve had AT LEAST one belly breakdown in your life – right? At least one.

Look, in recent weeks, I’ve been focusing more on allowing God to be glorified in my life as opposed to me. Trust me, it is EASY to glorify self. Just think about it the next time you take a “selfie.” It’s ALL about you. Let’s be real. And of course, you are entitled to do as you wish.

Whether you are the head of a nation, the CEO of a company, the richest kid in your class, someone who is making minimum wage, black, white, living in the suburbs or the inner city, we all are but flesh and blood. In fact, Job 19: 26 says, “And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God…” It’s a riveting description and some might see it as offensive, but it’s reality. The rich, the poor and the middle class all meet at the cemetery. It’s that one, common meeting place. “For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return”  ~ Genesis 3:19.

Source: http://www.dalmeny.org/history/history-graveyard

There is no doubt that one sickness, one disease, one accident…one belly breakdown and human beings could easily be humbled. However, I implore you to not wait for something drastic to happen to become humble. Choose today to recognize that your beauty, your hot body, your Louis Vuitton bag, those red bottom Christian Louboutin shoes, that Ivy league university degree, the money in the bank, your swag…they all shall come to nothing at some point.

As we are in the final month of the year 2019, standing on the precipice of not only a new year, but a new decade, let us seriously think about the importance of humbling ourselves in the sight of the Lord. One belly breakdown is enough to remind us that this body could easily disintegrate. Hence, don’t get caught up in the things of the world and of the flesh and forget that the breath in your body is not yours.

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36.

Growing in Christ,

Hadassah

The Difference a Day Makes!

Yesterday at this time, I was sitting in the boardroom at work with the country’s chief, the Minister of Education and Permanent Secretary as a member of my organization’s senior management team. The prime minister had just completed a tour of the organization and we were chatting, laughing and updating him, followed by light refreshments.

Today, I am lying on my mother’s couch, not long ago having returned from the doctor. My body is in a totally different zone. It is the second such episode of this nature in less than a year. I won’t go into details, but I didn’t have the best of nights and needed special assistance throughout the night and morning. Had I been in this condition yesterday, I would have certainly not been able to robustly participate in such an important visit.

Yesterday’s strength is like a vapour and I rest here on this couch BUT for the grace of God! Yesterday, I felt so full of life! It makes me ponder on the fact we are BUT flesh and blood. It is so important to not boast in our own natural strength. People have dropped dead on the job or woke up fine and by evening have been hospitalized. There is even the story of a young man who fainted during a basketball game and today is a quadriplegic. I am reminded of the text in James 4 v 14 which says, “…for what is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vainisheth away.”

I encourage you today to humble yourself before the Lord because, “…in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17 v 28). We are but dust and to dust we shall return: black, white, educated, illiterate, poor, middle class, rich….it does not matter. Think not that you exist on your own accord. We cannot take another breath unless He gives us power.

Think on these things.

Growing in Christ,

Hadassah