Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Humility category

Faith vs Sight

A battle wages within me daily—what to believe? Should I trust only what I can see—the visibly obvious? Or can I trust what I cannot see—by faith? …

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Hiding

An acquaintance spoke with transparency of his journey to Jesus. He went from an obedient, academically, and athletically successful boy to a young man in college driven by status, greed,…

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I Must Change - Growing in Child-Likeness

And He said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of God. Matthew 18:3 NIV …

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An Impossible Requirement

God’s desire for me is abundant fruitfulness. He even gave me the prescription for this, …

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By Him and for Him

One of my wife's favorite verses describes how the world was made and was intended to operate. Speaking of Jesus, Paul says, …

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God's Demands vs. My Desires

"I grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, filled with resentment and anger toward the white man." These were the words of a man sitting next to me at a banquet. He shared with me that…

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Is God Enough?

Is God sufficient for all my needs? "Of course!" is my reflex response. But what am I really thinking? "If only I had this or that; if only my circumstances were different, then I…

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Strive or Surrender?

The world always told me to strive, and I listened. I studied hard through years of education and I worked diligently all my life. Even The Church encouraged me to strive: in Bible reading, prayer,…

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Critical Heart or Merciful Heart?

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3 NIV …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Who Gets the Praise?

How can you believe, if you accept praise from one another and don't seek the praise that comes from the only God? John 5:44 NET …

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