It's Very Simple
From Isaiah 66
Hope from Today's Reading:
"This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word." (Isaiah 66:2 ESV)
Well, this levels the playing field, doesn't it? Just before this verse, the Lord asked, "What is the house that you would build for me?" (v. 1). I know I fall into this category sometimes—trying so very hard to do great things, noticeable and noteworthy things, to impress the Lord, and He says, "Lay down your tools. It's very simple how to get My attention: be humble, accept your brokenness, listen to my word."