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Featured How do you humble yourself before God?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by Far Side Of the Moon, May 17, 2017.

  1. Far Side Of the Moon

    Far Side Of the Moon "You dont have to save the world" :) Supporter

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    That's one of the ways you draw close to God ... And I just wonder how you do that.
     
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  2. Saint Beloved

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    I get on my knees I cover my head and confess with my mouth.
     
  3. Far Side Of the Moon

    Far Side Of the Moon "You dont have to save the world" :) Supporter

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    Okay :)
     
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  4. Halbhh

    Halbhh Hubble telescope saw in empty sky....galaxies! Supporter

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    For me one of the key things that made me start becoming more humble was when reading in the gospels and starting to understand more and more of what was happening, starting to understand more in the things He said, the powerful things like not judging others, forgiving, doing to others as you would have them do to you, and starting to get how that these are the *only* things that really fix relationships, make real peace, and then my respect grew and grew, and I started getting how vastly more advanced He was than my best thoughts on my own, and then that moment when you start to really get it how He did so much for us even before we were reconciled..... The powerful compassion He showed was very humbling to me, and then He connected dots for me like this:
    "And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
    And I started realizing how serious it is, the need to be humble. Not just a good thing, but it's life or death.
    And that put me in a place to be able to truly repent, and to pray sincerely for help to be more the way He wants me to be, like to be less judgemental. That was one. From the heart, that prayer. It worked.
     
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  5. Saint Beloved

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    That took years though!

    How do I draw close to God?
    Pray, Worship music, Bible study, community, listening to sound doctrine, intentional silence :)
     
  6. Bluerose31

    Bluerose31 Broken but loved by God

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    I read the Bible and write stories about God.
     
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  7. Mr. O

    Mr. O John 3:16

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    Submit to God's will. Submit to authority. Actively seek Prayer, Worship, Fellowship, and Scripture. There are verses in His Word to guide us. Personally, it's a work in progress...
     
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  8. Sam91

    Sam91 Adopted Daughter of the Most High

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    It starts with a feeling with me. Normally disappointment that I haven't spent enough time with God, or disappointment that I acted irritable or upset someone. Or thought I knew it all and become proud.

    Then I accept I really know nothing and God is the author of my faith and the One who can save me. That I can't earn it and I feel sombre. Not so much condemned or depressed. Just sober and reflective. I draw close to Him as my Father and Redeemer and teacher and get His peace but I sometimes I still feel a little down. I still struggle with not forgiving myself. (Not despair). Then I resolve that I will obey Him, trust in His wisdom not mine and read His word. I then remember not to mope and God see's my heart and that my pride has gone so I pray and do something useful. If its bed time I will pray and praise Him.
     
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  9. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon CF Senior Ambassador

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    Philippians 2 is a great passage, which talks about the great, humble stoop of the Lord Jesus when He went to the Cross.
     
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  10. Hearingheart

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    I sing, meditate, dance and sit in the middle of the woods and breathe.

    I immerse myself in praise and thanksgiving.

    John 3:30
    He must increase, I must decrease.

    I also make sure I am serving others, no motives, no agenda, no expecting anything in return just serving.
     
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  11. Mr. O

    Mr. O John 3:16

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    Amen!
     
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  12. FrankDux

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    What I do is stop listening to myself, quiet my own mind, and then God speaks
    I find it helps when I have no dogmas or ideas I am stuck on, because truthfully, all the misconceptions I ever had in my life about God, or religions in general, came only from listening to religious people, and it wasn't until my healing that I decided to learn for myself ( With God's help, of course )
     
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  13. eldios

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    It's impossible to humble yourself. That's already programmed to happen to all the chosen servants that are used to write and speak for our Creator. Once you hear the voice of God speaking directly into your mind, be prepared to be humiliated many times during the justification process until you learn that you are not in control of anything. Once you learn that, then God takes complete control of your mind and body for His own purpose to reveal His knowledge called Christ.
     
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  14. Far Side Of the Moon

    Far Side Of the Moon "You dont have to save the world" :) Supporter

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    Quieting my mind would be hard as I have anxiety.
     
  15. FrankDux

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    Hmmmm, ever go for hikes or walks, or just go sit and feed the birds ?
     
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  16. Hidden In Him

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    If you really wanna know, kiddo, "humbling oneself" in scripture generally referred to fasting the flesh down. This would cause your selfish nature, encouraged by the strength of the flesh, to begin taking a back seat to the things of the spirit.
     
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  17. Far Side Of the Moon

    Far Side Of the Moon "You dont have to save the world" :) Supporter

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    Really? Didn't know that... Might do that.
     
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  18. Jeshu

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    Bottom line to let our Lord be effective, rule beside Him as king, and be truly free to love our Heavenly Father. (Servitude that flows out of love and compassion is the entrance into the Truth of All Living Reality!)

    Matthew 5:48
    Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
     
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  19. W2L

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    Its done by sharing all your pain and guilt with God, in my opinion. Make Him your friend.
     
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  20. W2L

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    Me too. Religion and politics make my anxiety level go up.
     
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