“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble’.” James 4:6, NKJV
When you wake up in the morning, one way to begin your day is to acknowledge in prayer that you can’t do it. It’s humbling to not only say you can’t, but to honestly realize this truth. You can’t walk this walk out on your own. You can’t live right on your own. You have no godly strength in you and you can’t love people like He does. There’s nothing good you can do, or become, by yourself.
This humility is what swings the door wide open for the grace of God to operate in your life. It causes the grace of God to abound toward you, as God sees a humble man that truly needs and wants Him to be apart of his life. You will witness an Almighty God and Father meet your need with detail. He will respond to your humility with grace. He will respond to your weakness with strength, and your questions with answers. This kind of approach in prayer, not eloquent words, is what God will always respond to.
Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your word. As I begin my day praying, I acknowledge that I can’t do it on my own. I can’t. Yet, I know that You can. You are all I need. I ask that You respond to my humility with an outpouring of grace toward me. Holy Spirit rest upon me and give me the strength to do what I can’t do. Let Your love, wisdom, counsel, and power reign in and through me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: 1 Corinthians 15:10, 1 Peter 5:6 & 10, Ephesians 3:8