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Humility & Obedience in my Life

by , | Mar 3, 2024 | 40 Days of Prayer (2024)

Humility & Obedience in my Life

Daniel 3:1-30

Humility and obedience are common themes for many people identified in the Bible. In many instances, God had to cause some type of turmoil to humble that person before that person could exercise obedience (e.g. Joseph with his brothers, or Jonah in the belly of the fish)In other cases, God chose to test that person’s humility and obedience (e.g. Job, Daniel, Moses). The major difference between these two groups is that those who were tested gave reverence to God and did not take credit for their actions. 

As a couple, we try to practice humility and obedience by keeping God in the center of our portrait. How does this look? This involves prayer, humbling ourselves, and attempting to recognize the other person first. This involves us reading and studying God’s word and then following in obedience. Keeping God in the center of our portrait is not always easy because we are two different people; we have free will, and life happens. When we feel off, we go back to the “Portrait” and use the three “C’s” and one “L” method: Christ, Communication, Compromise, and Love. This causes us to be humble and obedient as a couple.

Within the sixty-six books of the Bible, Daniel stands out as a great example of humility and obedience. What we can apply from the book of Daniel is that God empowers us to stand firm in our faith. Daniel is recognized for his wisdom, humility, obedience, faith, and unwavering trust in God. Daniel kept God in the center of his portrait.

Don’t forget to share your stories with us! We’re eager to hear how God is moving in your life during this sacred season of prayer.

Monday, 3/4, Prayer Prompt:
Proverbs 11:2, Proverbs 29:23

Pray to recognize when pride arises in daily life. By grace and awareness, a humble person acknowledges when pride surfaces. Humility begins with recognizing areas of pride in our daily lives.

Tuesday, 3/5, Prayer Prompt:
2 Chronicles 7:14; James 4:6

Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any areas in your life where you need to repent. God shows us grace. God’s grace is necessary because we do not always repent due to our lack of humility.

Wednesday, 3/6, Prayer Prompt:
Daniel 1:8; 6:10-22

Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the areas in your life where you need to be more obedient. Daniel was a man who showed humility & obedience in his daily life.

Thursday, 3/7, Prayer Prompt:
Galatians 5:22-23; 2 John 1:6

Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal what fruits of the Spirit He wants to work on in you.  Jesus’ love is unconditional. We have the fruits of the Spirit as a sign of His life in us.

Friday, 3/8, Prayer Prompt:
Matthew 18:12

Jesus is the ultimate example of both humility and obedience. The full humanity of Jesus was evident when he stated, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Matthew 26:39; Luke 22:42).

After being arrested, Jesus was mocked, abused, and taunted, but he remained humble. Jesus was obedient all the way to the cross (Mark 14:65; Mark 10:34; Luke 23:36).

Using Jesus as an example, how does this challenge you in your daily life?  Ask Him to show us how to align our will with His.

Saturday, 3/9, Prayer Prompt:
Deuteronomy 5:14

Jesus’ seven “I AM’s” are excellent reminders of who Jesus is. They can always be applied to humility and obedience in my life (John 6:35; 8:12, 10:7, 10:11,14; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1).

Keep God in the Center of your Portrait as you pray and meditate on all the areas you identified this week.

Don’t forget to share your stories with us! We’re eager to hear how God is moving in your life during this sacred season of prayer.

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