Humility in your marriage keeps you from depending on our own strengths. When Joshua first went against Ai Joshusa(7:3), he did not consult God but relied on the strength of his army to defeat the small city. Only after Israel was defeated did they turn to God and ask what happened. Sometimes, we need to ask ourselves; what happened in order for God to correct us.
Too often we rely on our own skills and strength, especially when the task before us seems easy. We go to God only when the obstacles seem too great. However, only God knows what lies ahead. Consulting him, even when we are on a winning streak, may save us from great mistakes or misjudgments. God may want us to learn lessons, remove pride, or consult others before he will work through us.
Humility in your marriage makes your prayers direct and honest to Him. Imagine praying the way Joshua prayed to God. This is not a formal church prayer; it is the prayer of a man who is afraid and confused by what is happening around him. Joshua poured out his real thoughts to God. Hiding your needs from God is ignoring the only one who can really help. God welcomes your honest prayers and wants you to express your true and deep feelings to him. Any believer can become more honest in prayer by remembering that God is all-knowing and all-powerful, all seeing and that his love is everlasting. But his officers tried to reason with him and said, “If the prophet had told you to do some great thing, wouldn’t you have done it? So you should certainly obey him when he says simply to go and wash and be cured!”(2 Kings 5:13)
Our Prayer for You Today!
We thank you for the humility of admitting that we need your help. Help us to never take anyone for granted and teach us the way to humbleness. Grant us favor in our lives and let the Holy Spirit fall on us.
Help us always to praise rather than to criticize, To sympathize rather than to discourage, to build rather than to destroy, And to think of people at their best rather than at their worst.
In Jesus Name, Amen