...of When will you, Larie, learn? part 3 conclusion

...I got the bright idea that God is still teaching me about humility! Quite often, I give myself a lot of undue credit. Why is it that I think that I am the only kind person in the world? I have to be honest by confessing that the reason I was so taken aback at these strangers’ kind gestures is because I thought that these types of people did not exist any more.

A pedestal, built by & for me, displays my non-humble attitude. In my thinking, of course I would do whatever I was able to do to help someone else. However, I also thought that other people do not do good things anymore. I, shamefully, have exalted myself by only choosing to see myself and not others.

What I hope that I have learned, (I have a tendency to claim that I’ve learned my lesson, only to find that God says I haven’t, therefore, I encounter a similar situation again & questioning, “WHY, LORD, WHAT NOW?”), is that just because a person does not worship at the same building as I do, does not mean that they are not kind. I also hope to have learned that I am not the only person in this world who would do something and not expect anything back! Larie is not the only person who delights in helping other people on earth!

My friends pray that I retain these examples and not lift myself up anymore. Pray, cherished friends that I have learned.

...“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:7-14 NIV

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  1. Hi Larie

    I hope you and your family have a great summer:)

    I have recived christian woman magazin again, and I love the magazin. Thank you, Larie:)

    Have a great day.


  2. Unfortunately I think we all do this because of what we see in the world through various avenues. Personally I don't think it speaks negatively about you but keep helping and giving because I believe there will never be enough goodness in this world because the devil is on a rampage. I know I am deeply touched when I see true goodness in people and I hope I can be an example of goodness too.

  3. WOW. Awesome lesson! I pray I learn humility too. It's so easy to think I'm so good. Sigh.

    btw, I got your e-mail and responded the other day, so if you didn't get it, let me know. My address has a bad habit of going to people's spam boxes. :-)

  4. A good lesson, indeed.
    Sometimes I see an unbeliever being so kind and so gracious and I think to myself - Oh! They should really become a Christian because they are such a beautiful example of Christ-likeness! (Well, there are other reasons they should become a Christian, but you get my point. *grin*)
    From one person who often needs the lesson repeated, to another - I pray it sticks this time!


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