This post is a continuation of a previous one titled, “Growing in Strength”. If you haven’t read it, just scroll down to the title.
The Lord usually teaches me when I’m in prayer. A few days ago, He started teaching me more about humility. We should always be a blessing to others – a servant so to speak. After all, didn’t Jesus serve others when He walked on earth? Jesus had a servant’s heart, always doing for others – even washing the disciples’ feet. Just think of it – the Lord of the Universe – washing feet!
To be able to walk humbly is to walk with Him. Yet, we must understand that humility is not weakness – for weakness brings compromise. Humility is knowing that what you accomplish is only done because of the Lord. In turn, humility will produce strength in us to stand strong in Him. For without Jesus, we can do nothing of lasting value.
Stand strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, not our own. Our own power is like a deck of cards – standing one moment, but at the slightest shaking, will come tumbling down. How many times do we think we should do something – and then strive to do it on our own, without asking the Lord? I have at times done exactly this, and nothing turned out the way I thought! Yet when I let the Lord lead, everything turns out better than I expected.
One time, my husband Bill and I were at the supermarket. I needed to reach something on the top shelf, and I asked Bill, being over 6 feet tall, to reach it for me. Instead, he reached his arms around me, and picked me up to reach it! I had to laugh, and the people around us were smiling too. It gave me and the others – a brief moment to stop their tasks and smile. Bill helped me reach it, but not in my own ability.
When the Lord lifts us up, there’s no striving or stress, no worry or fear. When He’s in it, there’s happiness. There’s no compromise.
Walk humbly with Him. Let Him lead, let Him lift you up, be a blessing to others, be His servant. Be strong walking in His humility – and smile.