Humility with Greatness

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Habakkuk 3:1-19

Did you find Habakkuk's prayer a little challenging? I sure did. So to try and get some context and understanding, I decided to go back and read what led up to the prayer in the first two chapters of the book. This was helpful because it showed me what was taking place around Habakkuk and what he was experiencing. So as I read his prayer again, I had a much better understanding of Habakkuk's humble approach and his complete recognition of God's greatness and power.

So how can we make sure that we're approaching God with humility and that God and His greatness are at the foundation of our prayers? And what impact might this approach have on our hearts? Tami W.

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We always need to remember that God is not only a God of love and salvation, but a God of justice and wrath. We see those attributes of God well balanced in Habakkuk's prayer.

I live in Nashville, so verses 9a-10 rang with me today.The biggest expressions of man's power are nothing compared to God. We worship an infinitely powerful God who will destroy His enemies in His time.

Only whats done for Christ will last! Praise His Holy Name. Lord help me to remember you in all I say and do. Thank you for a brand new day!

Habakkuk 3:18-19 (KJV) states, "Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God, is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments".

Habukkuk served God for who He is and not what God gives him. He knows that all power and glory belongs to God. We do not own anything on this earth, everything we think we own belongs to God and they are only in our trust. God has blessed us with many gifts but they are not for us to hold on to but we must share them with others. We must testify of Him so that others will will get close to Him each day. That is why prayer is so important for all of us to give God praise and thanks and to bless His Holy name. We cannot compare with our God we are nothing and until we truly realise this truth we cannot serve Him as we should.

I pray that people will take this National Day of Prayer seriously and really ask God for His mercy, His compassion and forgiveness and praise and thank Him for His love for us and even though we have not served Him as we ought He has never and will never forsake us. May we always continue to pray and keep in His Word daily.

Lord thank You and I am sorry for all the pain I have caused. Please forgive me and strengthen me as I take up my cross to follow you. Amen

I am so glad to be able to listen and read along the Bible as I read your Powered by 4. Bible Gateway audio is so easy to click as I have it on my favorites. Puts everything in perspective. Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gifts.And for you!

Reading the 1st 3 chap. of Habakkuk taught me a lot. Like Habakkuk, we can approach God with an open heart. He had questions, he was frustrated ,and he wanted to know how much longer will His people suffer- similar questions I feel about situations I'm struggling with. What is central is being candid with God. He knows what's on our heart and mind and we need to bring it ALL to Him. Habakkuk didn't gloss over anything with the Lord and I like how God promptly answered him. He went from wanting things to happen on his schedule to waiting on God. Better yet, he also realized (by absorbing this into his heart & mind) that God is in control all the time and He has not and will not forget His children.

Habakkuk's saw and "knew" of his, and his nations, deep need of the Lord. We need to approach the Lord that way too. Even the great Apostle Paul, who traveled the world over starting churches - saw himself as the "chief of sinners", he didn't say he "was" the chief of sinners; but "I am" the chief of sinners. If he saw himself that way, how much more should we?

If we're going to make any meaningful contact with the Lord - like Habakkuk, and like Paul we have to see and acknowledge our great need for the Lord.

In verse 2, Habbakkuk asked the Lord to show mercy to the people and Habbakuk promised that he would wait for the Lord to come and to be faithful to God and his word.

God is so merciful to us all. In Him we move and have our being. In the mist of it all and no matter what's going on around me, I will praise and rejoice in Him!

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