Monday, June 19, 2017


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I found myself remembering and going back to a piece, “Humility”, I created in 2015.  Our Christian walk is a process, a place of discovery, and a journey where there is always room for more of the goodness, humility and character of Christ to be formed in us.   

Our God is a faithful, merciful, loving Father who graciously grants to us the gift of repentance that we may humble ourselves before Him, giving over those areas where change is still needed in our lives and where He would continue to bring growth and maturity.   I'm so grateful He doesn't leave me where I am, and neither does He condemn, but forgives.

I have nothing and can do nothing of any significant or lasting value apart from my Father in Heaven.  He continues to teach me to be completely reliant upon Him and content in all things as I wait upon Him for His most perfect will and timing.   

As I yield myself and my will to God, trusting Him, walking with Him, waiting upon Him, crucifying the flesh, there is a peace and a joy that fills me; one that only He can give as I am submitted to Him and His authority over my life.  It is here that we walk in great power and authority, reflecting the face of God as we are bowed down before Him.

I pray the Lord to open our eyes to the enemy tactics, often subtle, that would attempt to apply pressure, divert our attention and direction, as he tempts with the alluring lies he spins and empty promises he makes, that will only devastate and yield no good thing.

May we deny every lust of the flesh and the enticements of this world, to fully embrace Him who called us out of darkness and into His marvelous light; our sole purpose and greatest desire, that One thing, to dwell in the house of the Lord forever, to behold His beauty, and to inquire in His temple in the place of holy intimacy with Him.  (Psalm 27:4)

I thank You, Lord, that I am fully known by you, every part, and that You make Yourself known to me.  I thank You for the purity of heart and transformation You bring about as You cleanse by the washing of the water of Your Word, forming us fresh and anew.

Scripture Meditation:
John 3:30 –
He must increase, but I must decrease.
Romans 12:1-3
- I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.  For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
Psalm 100:3 - Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Matthew 23:6-12 - They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’  But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren.  Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.  And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.  But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.  And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
1 Peter 5:6 - Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time…
Luke 14:7-11 - So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:  “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in
the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place.  But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’  Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.  For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

1 Peter 5:8-9 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Galatians 2:20 - I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31 - For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.  But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”
Psalm 131:1-2 - Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty.  Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me.  Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Acts 20:19 - …serving the Lord with all humility…

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