31 Aug '15, 12pm
Finding Hope in the Humbling - a post for @incourage
August 31, 2015 by: Crystal Stine Finding Hope in the Humbling God is sifting me. Luke 22:31-32 “Crystal, Crystal, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Crystal , that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your sisters.” (my personal paraphrase) God is taking what I considered to be my best and is shaking it free. My pride is being sifted out so all that remains is a humble heart and a body that can’t take a single step without the strength of the Holy Spirit. I have spent the last several years climbing. Quickly. Piling up achievements, honors, glory, praise, rewards. I’ve earned degrees, promotions, raises, elite certifications, hugs from high level executives, and invitations beyond my wildest imaginings. I’ve felt invincible. And I acted like it. Until, by the grace of God, I lost it all. I’ve been shaken t...