The Blessing of Recognizing Our Need for God
“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” John C. Maxwell
When I look back at the history of our school, I am amazed at how God has blessed us and grown us in a short amount of time. If not careful, it would be easy to possibly get a little prideful at times thinking that we have arrived as a school. With that thought in mind, I have asked God to guard our hearts from any thoughts of this kind that represent the “bad pride” that John Maxwell mentions above.
We must always recognize that the only reason we have seen great things at MCA is because of God and not anything we did. MCA is a miracle of God’s grace and work. As a school, we did not deserve anything we have been blessed with but God in His rich grace and mercy has seen fit to bless us.
It is so important that we realize that the same principle holds true in our daily walk with God. I love the “Be Attitude” mentioned in Matthew 5:3.
“God blesses those who are humble and realize their need for Him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”
The truth of this verse is so powerful. It reminds us that “God blesses those who are humble and realize their need for Him.” How does He do that? To begin with, He saved us when we recognized the need for Him. Next, He sanctifies or grows us in our spiritual walk when we give Him total control of our lives. In addition, God provides us with the “abundant life” He promised in John 10:10 when we recognize our need for Him. Most importantly, one day God will provide as Matthew 5:3 says the “Kingdom of Heaven” as our forever home!
The danger of not recognizing our daily need for God and thinking we know it all is to miss the greatest blessings that God has planned for us. I pray that the truth of Matthew 5:3 will speak to your heart and remind us all of God’s great blessings. I leave you with the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:9 that once again reiterate all that God has for us when we seek Him!
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9