This past Sunday, Pastor Aaron mentioned in the sermon the need for a genuine humility that acknowledges we are sinners in need of a gracious and holy God. One of the workbooks of spiritual exercises I created is called What’s Gone Wrong? It is an in depth look at what sin has done to us and how we may, through humility, confession, and repentance, experience the even greater grace of God. The greater my awareness of sin, the greater my need and longing for God’s amazing grace.
I remembered this quote from C.S. Lewis about his own perspective on self and thought I would share it with you. When we can live out of a deep humility, we are ready for a renewal and awakening by God’s Spirit.
“The truth is, I haven’t any language weak enough to depict the weakness of my spiritual life.” (C.S. Lewis)
When I read this, my mind goes to the Beatitudes:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
This is the heart of humility. This is the heart of C.S. Lewis. This is the heart of the prophet Isaiah.
Is it your heart? Is it my heart?