Walking Humbly With GodDecember 2, 2013
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time. 1 Peter 5:6
Fulfillment. In God, exaltation means identifying and fulfilling that place where God has called you to walk. For each one of us it’s different. Don’t get hijacked by an obsession for self-fulfillment. Jesus found His highest joys in doing what God wanted Him to do (John 4:34 NLT). Give your efforts to God and say, “Not my will but Yours be done.”
Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.” John 4:34 NLT
The Big Deal. Seek God by getting up in the morning and starting with something other than just TV talk shows, music, or social media. Fill your sails with a fresh awareness of Jesus. “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6).
Timing. God has beautiful timing. As you trust Him, He’ll take your present circumstances and use them as building blocks for your tomorrow. Someday you’ll look back and realize how seemingly insignificant moments were actually turning points in your life. Be kind, be thankful, love people, and pray. Don’t value the distorted agenda of the world. Your real validation comes from simply obeying God and doing what He calls you to do.
I humble myself before God and in due time He will exalt me. What the enemy means for harm, God turns around for good in my life because I love God and am called according to His purpose. All the past sin or present feeling of dysfunction is covered by the blood of Jesus. I am a standard bearer of excellence everywhere I go. I do my work heartily unto the Lord and trust that I walk out His perfect timing in every area of my life.
God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
Hum•ble (adj.) – not proud or haughty; not arrogant or assertive. reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission. –Merriam Webster Dictionary
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