The Street Called HUMILITY

posted Jan 16, 2014, 4:57 PM by Phil Clark   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 9:37 AM by Sonrise Lightmyway ]

READ 2 Chor. 7:12-14; Focus point of text: "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves..."

God says in tis text if we want to get out of that HOLE we have placed ourselves into we must be willing to walk down The Street Called Humility.

Therefore, I would like to take the next few devotions to walk down this Road Map that God has given us that will enable us to climb out of this HOLE that we have placed ourselves in. Now in our text, the first place that God tells to go is The Street Called Humility.

We are called to walk down this street called Humility; but what exactly is Humility? And how do we walk in Humility? And what will be the results of HUMILITY?

What is HUMILITY? Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self. It is the exact opposite of pride.

Pride promotes self, rather than God. Humility promotes God rather than self.

Pride doesn't consider God in one's lifestyle. Humility considers God as his lifestyle

Pride does not consult God in decisions. Humility consults God in all decisions.

To truly understand what is humility, we must first understand that God has all rights, and I only have all responsibilities!

Now the million dollar question is, how can we do this? How can we as men and women who have been controlling our own lives all our lives; get to the point where we give up control over our lives?  

First, we must have a sacrificial nature. We must be willing to sacrifice our desire to be accepted by this world.

We must sacrifice our desire to always be seen; our desire to walk in this world like we are ALL OF THAT !!!

We must be willing to sacrifice our PRIDE and willing to "cast all our cares on God, because He cares for us."

So we do so by carefully watching our hearts. So whenever our hearts starts to be anxious about the future, we preach to our hearts and say, "Heart who do you think you are to be afraid of the future and nullify the promise of God? NO HEART!!! I will not exalt myself with anxiety. I will humble myself in peace and joy as I trust this precious and great promise of God- for He cares for me! 

Then we will see the results of HUMILITY being activated in our lives.

When we truly apply Humility in our lives, the results will be that the GRACE, the FORGIVENESS, the BLESSINGS of God will be activated in our lives.

"then I will hear from heaven, will forgive there sin, and will heal the land."