You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.
It hasn’t been that long since I have prayed for God to humble me. It wasn’t long before He answered my prayer, though I realize saying that He humbled me lacks some humility in of itself. He is still working on me. But, I wanted to share.
He humbled me gently. Not in a way where I feel like “poor me” or want others to think similar thoughts. It is not like that. It happened in a way where I am in awe (again!) that He continues to put up with me and my poor discipline in giving Him all of my time. In a way that I know I need to reclaim my life…not for me, but for Him. In my faith, in my family life, physically, emotionally, in every area I need to surrender all to Him and for Him. It is something I constantly work on, but most assuredly not with all the effort I should. Now is the time. God is telling me (again!) He is enough…He is Lord…He is All. If I give everything to Him, all else will fall into place as it should. No, that doesn’t mean it will all fall into place as I think it should, but as He thinks it should. His plan prevails in the end…always.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”