Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Humility

“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.” Proverbs 18:12

Humility means that you do not have an arrogant bone in your body.

Humility is not caring about impressing others, or even trying to toot your own horn.

Being humble is not being cocky, or full of yourself.

True humility is not thinking of ourselves as better or more important than others.

Humility is not to be confused with humiliation, which is the act of making someone feel ashamed.

When we are humble, we are staying within those boundries, and not reaching out to things above us, but submitting to authority.

Humility will remove obstacles that have hindered our faith walk.

Humility will uproot pride and will make us fit to be a vessel ready for His grace.

But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it.” James 4:6 Amplified “Submit yourselves therefore to God.” James 4:7 KJV

Pride is the sign of destruction.

Pride will prevent us from receiving from God.

Pride will sneak up on you and you won’t even realize it is there.

Pride is the most serious sin.

God is greater than any sin!

God’s desire is that we would experience freedom that can only come when we experience His forgiveness and grace.

Have you taken that gift of salvation or do you struggle with just the thought of freedom in Him?

It is not enough to be emptied of evil, but we must be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, so that we can accomplish the purpose He has for our life.

Jesus did not look at each one of us and then decide whether we were good enough to receive His forgiveness, He offered it freely.

His forgiveness is unconditional!

If there had been something for us to do or not do, then His forgiveness would have been based on performance instead of grace.

We can not make it without God!

He is present, not distant, and He waits for us.

Jesus was always teaching about humility.

Jesus loved us so much that He took a servants towel, put it around His waist and proceeded to wash His disciples feet.

He humbled Himself. He was not looking for fame, fortune, status or reputation, He took the form of a lowly servant.

While Jesus was washing the disciples feet, He was showing us a humbled spirit of servant hood that we as believers are to show one another.

The passion of our walk with Christ is to deliberately sign away our own rights to become a bond slave of Jesus Christ." - Oswald Chambers

"Let us go to Calvary to learn how we may be forgiven. And then let us linger there to learn how to forgive.” -Charles Spurgeon

Is He the source of your strength?

Is He the strength of your life?

Have you given Him all of you?

1 Comments:

  • At 11:15 AM, Anonymous rdt/riverwalk said…

    One definition i found in my study of Humility this week:a personal quality in which an indivdual shows total dependence on God & true respect for others.
    Humble: to be made low, abase or bring down to a lower place.
    (opposite of haughty or proud)
    Matt.23:12....exalt yourself & be abased,humble yourself & you shall be exalted..God exaults the Humble! James 4:10 Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord & he shall lift you up. Praise the Lord!I was looking for a place to share this.Be Blessed...rdt/riverwalk

     

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