This week our saints are focusing on humility. At CCA we illustrate it with placing dirt into Little Pot.
Our word humility comes from the Latin word humus. Humus means good soil. We tell our saints that Little Pot wasn’t excited about being filled with dirt. However, dirt is what is needed to grow fruit. Just like humility is necessary for us to grow the fruit of the Spirit.
In chapel last week we read several verses about how God feels about humility.
I will bless those who have HUMBLE and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word -Isaiah 66:2
Do nothing out or rivalry or conceit
In HUMILITY consider others as more important than yourselves
Everyone should look not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others -Philippians 2:3-4
We learned that humility IS NOT…
Downplaying or thinking less of yourself
Feeling sorry for yourself
And, that humility IS…
Knowing the truth about yourself and where you stand with God.
Knowing you can’t do things without God and that you need Him.
Know that God knows you better than you know yourself.
It is saying, “God, I need your help!”
It is hard for children to pray for themselves. Often their prayer requests are for others. We ended our chapel by asking each child to put a scoop of soil into Little Pot and pray “Lord, I need your help ___________.” It was precious to hear the requests each of them made for a need of their own.
And as God always does for me, I can never teach a lesson that isn’t hitting home with me too. While giving this lesson, the teachers and I have been reading a book by Nicole Unice called “She’s Got Issues”.
This week it dealt with control. It is no secret to anyone what a control freak I can be. This book, however, put my need for control in the context of my own humility or lack of. Pray with us as we all work on gaining a deeper understanding of how to be humble.