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Driscoll on Humility

If you read that title and laughed out loud, I am sure you’re not the first to do so. Those that are familiar with Mark Driscoll would generally not link those two things together. However, I post this because of what he says. I am humbled by seeing a man of Christ, a shepherd of a church, a leader and a voice stand before his congregation and admit his failure. What captures me about this clip is the strength of a man to admit his short falls. Seeing it reminded me that I too need to be better about admitting where God is speaking into my life. Those places where he is stretching and growing me. Oh if our churches would be full of men that could admit their weaknesses, recognize where God is refining them and grow from the experiences. Lord start with me…..

Promises

Joy in Trials

My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything. But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, since he is a double-minded individual, unstable in all his ways.

Now the believer of humble means should take pride in his high position. But the rich person’s pride should be in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a wildflower in the meadow. For the sun rises with its heat and dries up the meadow; the petal of the flower falls off and its beauty is lost forever. So also the rich person in the midst of his pursuits will wither away. Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each one is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desires. Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death. Do not be led astray, my dear brothers and sisters. All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change. By his sovereign plan he gave us birth through the message of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. James 1:1-18