Humble Works

“For whoever exalts himself will be abased, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11

God recently used a small act of unknown humbleness to transform a tense situation into an opportunity to work together and love deeper.

Lord, thank You for showing me an example of what You can do when my heart is humble. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Lowly and Blessed

A heart that lifts itself
can’t see down beneath

all the things God would choose
lie piled at the feet.

But when a heart is lowly
and considering itself less

God’s every move surprises
creating joy and blessedness.

Yoke of Rest

“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”  Matthew 11:29

Jesus calls all those who are already laboring and heavy laden to come take His yoke.  I hear myself start to whine . . .”But I’m tiiiirrrreeeedddd.”

We thank You that there’s a rest for our souls in laboring for You, Jesus, that nothing can disturb.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

No Retirement Plans

My mind may spin logistical
my body soon complain
but there’s a rest within my soul
each time I lift Your name.

Oh, I may need to sleep deep
and take a break now and then
but I never want to remove the yoke
from this lowly- hearted Son of Man.

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