Yesterday was a grand day. It focused for me on three of my grandsons. Braylon’s surgery went very well. Yes, he is sore but in good spirits. He’s such a good kid. Later in the day I had a conversation needing to take place with another grandson. It went very well. He is in the midst of making some important decisions for his life. We were able to talk them through most thoroughly. Lastly, another grandson finished yesterday 3 weeks of summer school. It was a big challenge for him but he did it and his grades were superb. I took him to dinner and a move, just the two of us. I was able to share with him what a joy he is and how proud I am of him.
Today our quartet is singing for a funeral. Just about four months ago we sang for the spouse’s funeral and now she has joined him. We don’t know this family well, but in singing for an assisted living place close to Boise we had become acquainted. It is nice to make these connections with families. I pray we can be God’s ministering servants to those attending.
This pride business God has been having me address is bringing out some realities I sure needed to know and address. First and foremost, man’s pride is most triggered in unhealthy ways when we are insecure and/or fearful. In this case, what I’ve done with my pride is used it to protect me or gratify me which has grown into unhealthy ways. The thing that brings light to this for me is that now that I’ve finally caught on to surrendering this fear/insecurity to God and let Him protect, I sense more confidence–like being grounded. This is a young feeling for me but it feels more complete. I’m sure this is something God has been wanting me to know for some time. God is truly Amazing! How much I love Him!