The honour of humility

How honourable indeed,
When we are humble;
Who does not remember
What we are told
Will happen to the humble?
High, they will be lifted;
And high they will remain;
Humility is and shall remain
The mother of virtues;
The great are humble;
The empty vessels that make
The loudest noise;
Hold themselves high;
Puffing like inflated baloons.

House of Prayer

The bobbing little heads are so thankful to see me this morning. They’re grateful for the seed I throw their way. It is amazing they know it’s safe to fly out of the trees and eat, so long as I am there. Perhaps I am… a house of prayer for all my feathered fowl.

In my house of prayer, my humbled heart guides my conscience. I cannot list the blessed gifts God sent my wife and me in our short few years of marriage. But many people are not so fortunate…

Some families lost their finances, especially over the past few weeks. Others gambled their money, and even life savings, instead of reading the laws of God. In a Christian’s house of prayer, the Bible dictates this distinction:

Many abodes are filled with “prized possessions” from floor to ceiling. We can witness this sad condition on TV, such as “Hoarding: Buried Alive” and even “American Pickers.” Or, shoppers fill their carts with unnecessary items after each paycheck to fill a void in their heart. I must ask, “How can you love two Gods if you are a true Christian?” This ill-fated, psychological condition promotes money and the love of physical items. In this house of prayer, the Bible states:

We can easily find the standard salary of clergymen on the internet. It is far below the national average income. But some televangelists, who I call “false prophets,” steal from the poor to live in their dynasty. They build multi-million dollar lifestyles, believing they can buy into heaven’s gates. In their masonry house of prayer, the frigid winds blow through the cracks and crevices.

So, what kind of house of prayer is your residence? Is your home blessed, or does Satan appear to send signals of acceptable sin? If Jesus walked in your house today, would He feel the warmth of love and graciousness? Could He easily place His hands on your Bible?

Just like the little feeding birds, they eat only enough to fill their bodies. They, too, come to me for comfort. We should turn to God for life’s blessings. Share your bread, for it is His will you are supplied with His love, including the little birds that feed in your backyard.

I pray your life and home is a sanctuary, filled with God’s blessings and love. Be content with your basic needs being met and avoid materialism. It is only the flesh that yearns for the security of money. Our wealth belongs to God – and it’s a gift. Make Him first in your life. Only faith, prayer, and your walk in the light of God will bring you to His house of prayer.



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People I admire

I admire people who are courageous. In fact, I like anyone who is courageous. Courage is not given to everyone. Hence, anyone who displays this rare quality enjoys my esteem.

Confidence is another admirable quality I find in people.I admire people who have this quality. They speak and act confidently.

The world respects people who are bold. I am not left out. If you speak boldly, people will respect you.

I admire people who are humble; who do not think too highly of themselves; and do not look down on others.

I admire people who are kind of heart; who feel for others; who have compassion.

I admire people who are considerate. If care how others feel, and like to see others well treated.

The truly great are…

The greatest, the most humble;
What we all trample on
Is the greatest of all we have;
And that is the land;
We trample on it daily, don’t we?
Yet, show me one thing that is
More powerful than the land;
We come from the land;
Sit on the land,
Trample on the land,
Exploit the land,
Yet, our very survival depends
On what the land produces;
So low, yet so great;
What about the ocean?
It lies so low;
Into it all the rivers
And the seas empty their content;
But which of them is greatest?
The one that lies so low;
The ocean;
Even the sun, moon and stars
That soar so high,
Always humbly come down to us;
To serve us;
Humility is the greatest virtue;
The truly great are humble.
Be humble, if you aren’t already.