Humility opens the doorway for God to move in with grace that transforms, grace to overcome the temptation to sin, grace that brings rich growth and maturity.
Wagner, Kimberly (2012-08-24). Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior (p. 108). Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.
Grace. Unmerited favor. Forgiveness. Mercy. Compassion. Without humility we can’t accept the grace God gives us. It’s true in salvation and it’s true every day after that. A proud, destructively fierce woman cannot fathom the need for grace and so the door stays closed.
For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
(Revelation 3:17-20 ESV)
Humility reveals to us that we are indeed wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked. God’s grace gives us the means to “buy” from Him gold, white garments and salve. Jesus was sent to be our payment, His death on the cross a holy, perfect, and complete settlement of the debt we owe for our sins. Repenting and believing in Him, grace finds an open door to transform us from the inside out. It’s daily realizing sin in the heart, taking it to the cross, seeking grace and the strength of Christ to change. It gives us the ability as women, wives and mothers to let God have control of our spouse or our children. Grace received means we have grace to give to others.
And if we have God’s grace…we can live in His love.