September 26, 2022

Humble Yourself before God - Bro. T. Stephen

James 4:10, “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, And He will lift you up.”

My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today God comes searching   for you with His word at your doorstep with an auspicious word   from   the book  of  James 4:10, “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, And He will lift you up.”

My dear children of God, everyone desires to prosper, grow and move forward in life. But what is the way to achieve Your goal? That is what God wants to tell you through this verse. He is showing a route and if you follow this route then you will be blessed. What is the way? It is to humble yourselves before God. This means that you should not have pride, ego or be pompous in life, or be very showy.  Instead, you should humble yourselves before God and men. When you humble yourselves and ask God, He will be pleased with you, and answer your prayers. So, all you got to do is to humble yourself. Then God will lift you up. And he will adore and admire you.

The Bible says, ‘Whoever humbles himself shall be exalted’. So, for those children who wish to move forward, it is not enough if you work hard, but you need to humble yourself. Humbleness is very important in your life. In the Bible, we can see Pharaoh brought out Joseph from the prison gate and said to him, “I heard that you can interpret dreams and you foretell what is to happen and those things really happen. Is it true?” Here we see that the king himself is talking high of Joseph, who came to Egypt as a slave. Then Joseph said, “It is not so my Lord, not me it is the Lord who is giving you the solution to your problem. It is true that I speak but it is the Lord, who is within me and counsels me as to what and how I should interpret. It is God who foretells the happenings, through me”. Thus Joseph did not boast about himself that he is capable of predicting or interpreting the dream but he glorifies his God before Pharaoh.  He transfers his personal exaltation upon God whom he worships, and this is the truth.

Since Joseph humbled himself and exalted God, he was made the governor of Egypt. He held the position next to the Pharaoh himself. See how God exalted Joseph.  So, today God has shown you a way to go forward in life. Hold on to His route and move on with a humble attitude then you will be lifted up in your life.

My dear children of God, do not be proud of your caste, your beauty or your colour, your job, or the power and authority that you hold. Throw away all these things. Admit to the Lord saying “ Lord, I achieved all these things only by your grace. And I am thankful for all these things which You have granted to me.”’  Then God will make you sit in the highest position in your life. God will bless you all the more.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for speaking to us through the verse, “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, And He will lift you up.” Lord, you have fed your children with these thoughts today. So, taking these principles let my children grow and be established on the face of this earth. Help them move forward in their education, in their job, and in their business. If there are children who are waiting for many years to be lifted up in their position. Let them throw away all pride, and may they humble themselves and thus move forward in life. Exalt them with honour and glory.

In Jesus Name we pray.


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