uGod has offered all that He is and all that He has to all of us, but not everyone experiences His benefits. If you want to operate in more grace and experience the favor of God, let Andrew show you what the Word says about humility in his brand-new teaching, More Grace, More Favor: Releasing the Untapped Power of Humility in Your Life.
In 1 Peter 5:5 and James 4:6, the Word tells us that God resists the proud, but He gives more grace to the humble. You miss out on the full outpouring of God’s grace and favor by being prideful. Many people lack an understanding of pride and its devastating effects on our lives.
Pride is not just exalting yourself; it is also not agreeing with what God says about you. Downplaying what God has done in your life for fear of how people will respond is pride.
When you honour God and give Him the glory, He’ll honor you. If you truly humble yourself and are thankful for all God has done, you’ll open the door to receiving more grace and more favor. Andrew explains the power of humility through this teaching.
Difficult situations have a way of revealing the heart. Extreme financial pressure, a broken family relationship, or the death of a loved one may be a crisis to one person while to another it’s an opportunity to prove the power of God’s Word.
You can’t control what everybody else does, but you can control yourself. When bad things happen, are you going to fall apart like a two-dollar suitcase, or are you going to stand up straight, cast your cares upon Jesus, and look for others who might need your help?
What’s the difference? That’s the question Andrew answers in his teaching Self-Centeredness: The Source of All Grief. Using Proverbs 13:10 as a foundation, he clearly teaches how two people facing the same set of pressing circumstances can respond very differently. Being self-centered can make following Jesus more difficult and can even keep you from being obedient to God and walking in His fullness.