“Who is this coming up from the wilderness, Leaning upon her beloved? I awakened you under the apple tree. There your mother brought you forth; There she who bore you brought you forth.” (Song of Solomon 8:5)
While it may not seem a big deal to us today, in the time of Solomon, it was a great humble act for someone like a king to choose a commoner as his bride. Yet, despite the fact that she was a servant in the vineyards, Solomon found her under the apple tree and pursued her.
It could be said that it was his humility that began this great and passionate love that is revealed in the pages of Song of Solomon. Even in our own lives, it is often in those moments when we are humble before the Lord and others that we experience the power and blessings of God.
This was the case in my own life. I was a fairly new Christian of only few years. I had been praying much about a new job in a distant city. I got the news quickly that I got job. I found a perfect house right away. Everything was falling into place.. That’s what happens when God is working, Right?
Not long after moving there, I also got the news that that the company I went to work for scrapped the construction project of the project over permit issues. I was now without a job.
“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy.” (John 10:10 Partial)
For the first time in my life I was unable to find a another job. I was completely alone and absent from any friends and family. I was so depressed that I didnt even eat 8 days. I was again at one of the lowest points of my life, I felt angry at God, broken and completely alone. It reminded me of the horrific pain I went through six years earlier when my wife abandoned me for another man.
It was also the first time I can remember really asking God for help. I came to him with nothing but humbleness. I cried in His presence for hours.
It was at that point that my life completely changed. All of the prayers that I prayed in Gods presence were answered exactly as I had prayed. That following day, I found a job, I met my beautiful wife and her wonderful family. I was even able find some temporary work to hold me over until I found a another job. God was actually working and answering my prayers all along. Even though it didn’t seem like it at the time.
“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (John 10:10)
I have learned that humility is not debilitating of ourselves, but a right understanding of who we are in light of God and His majesty. When we understand that we deserve nothing from God because of our sin, we are brought low before Him. Yet, once we realize the great love that the Lord has for us, we are brought high into His presence by His grace. It’s in this attitude of humility and love that we are able to truly enjoy the life God has given us.
“Humility prepares our hearts to rightly receive God’s blessings.”
Heavenly Father, I know that I am undeserving of Your blessings and yet, I praise You for the loving kindness You have shown towards me. Help me to walk in humility so that I may experience this life in light of Your goodness and grace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you are in a spot that your life is not going as you planned, try humbleness and ask Jesus for help. He stands at the door waiting for you to open it and let Him in.
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