Need A Lift?

“Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up.”  James 4:10

Need a lift? Is your life in need of Jesus’ help right now? Today’s Scripture tells us to allow ourselves to be humble when we are in need of the Lord in our lives. But how is that possible…

The world and every day life seem to be  moving at such a rapid pace. Some days, it is impossible to keep up. Many say the work world is moving at a frenzied pace as employers need more and more of your time. Work is harder, as the work day for many has been extended to 10 or more hours per day, far past the 40 hour weeks of generations past.

Productivity expectations have also increased, as it takes more work to keep the boss happy in this modern age. Used to be many people, if not most, had work pensions to retire on, and now that is no longer the norm, placing extra challenges on the inhabitants of the Golden Years. Nowadays, people are just glad to have employment.

All this chaos in our lives serves as a major distraction from what is most important, and sets the stage for the ongoing need for of reflection, serenity, and solitude in our daily home lives. For it is in quieter moments, away from the hustle and bustle of work and mayhem, that we can truly appreciate and revere the Author of Life. Quieter moments when we take time to appreciate beauty of nature in sunsets and flower blooms, the love of another, and have the time to read Holy Scripture to regain our compass for living.

For the peace and joy of Jesus are rarely found in chaotic living, but rather, in the early rising and the retreating at the end of the day. I have found there is no quicker route to inner peace and joy-filled living than through praising Jesus with complete abandon. For me, simply repeating the name Jesus transports me to higher ground in my soul, and I am humbled to stand in the shadow of his Majestic His Light.

Yes, humility is often scorned in our culture, as many boldly claim to be self-made. But if you need a lift, consider this. Those who walk in simplicity, holding onto Jesus like driftwood in a river stream know better. They understand that all that we are and all that we have, originates from God. They also know that with Jesus as their pilot, He will lift them up in a mighty way as they seek His help in earnest.

For no man is an island, and whether or not we recognize it, “The joy of the Lord is our strength!” Nehemiah 8:10

Adele M. Gill |  |  2015 Copyright

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