The most powerful demonstration of humility ever known to man is Jesus’ coming down to earth from His heavenly throne because of His love for you and me. He endured it all FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM, seeing us coming home, stripped off of our orphan spirits and running into our loving Father’s embrace.
And the greatest humility we can ever express in our lives is when we acknowledge and believe what Jesus has done and receive the LOVE of our Father, the kind of love like no other. This is the greatest breakthrough one could ever have when His love breaks through into our hearts as we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Jesus came and bought us at a price that one else could. It is He Who is the perfect and satisfying sacrifice that reconciled us back into God’s family. Once bought, we are no longer our own. We are no longer alone. When we come to know that apart from Him, we are nothing, that is true humility. It is our total and absolute dependence on the Lordship of Jesus Christ that qualifies us to be humble, not just giving Him the throne in our hearts but crowning Him as King of our lives.
Humility is connectedness to Him. When we abide in Him and His word abide in us, we ask WHATEVER! Hmmmm …. whatever? Yes, whatever! He issues us a BLANK CHECK of whatever we ask, all because when we, as branches, are consistently and constantly connected to the Vine, these branches has only one option and that is to allow the Vine’s sap to flow into them. His desires, His will, His dreams, His thoughts, His words and His ways become ours. Then, whatever we ask can never be contrary to what He longs and desires for us to have. Truly, walking in the promises of God that are “yes and amen” is true humility.
When the word of God becomes our final authority, that is humility. This means that His word becomes our plumbline where our every thought is taken captive into the obedience of Christ. It is when we align ourselves into Who He is, what He has done and who He created us to be according to His image and likeness. We do not rely on our own thinking and lean not on our own understanding. The supernatural realm of God can only be tapped into by allowing ourselves to be consumed by Himself.
“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)
When challenges come, BE OF GOOD CHEER, for these are positioned at the right place at the right time to refine, purify and sanctify us like gold. To be put into a fiery furnace allowing the fire of His love to mold us into His likeness is humility. There are reasons where we are at and why we are in such place and time. One of the reasons is for us to believe that at the cross, He overcame the world for us. Because He overcame, in Him we are called overcomers and more than conquerors.
“I have told you these things, so that IN ME you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but BE OF GOOD CHEER [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” (John 16:33)
God always causes us to triumph in Christ. He wants us to SHINE for Him. Tests are meant to be welcomed with a victorious mindset, for within them are treasures of His divine nature deposited in us that will birth testimonies from them. Pressure reveals our true nature and identity.
Humility is when we consider others above ourselves. The only way to make this possible is when we ourselves are rooted and grounded in His love. When our identity as His beloveds and our security that He is with us always become real and established in us, we will cheerfully and joyfully celebrate others. We cease to live for our own selves and consider others above ourselves.
Jesus came to serve and not to be served, to give His life as ransom for many. (Mark 10:45)
Humility is giving honor to all, honorable or not.
David humbled himself and submitted to the word of God. He honored Saul in spite of being hunted down to kill him for years. He had more than one opportunity to kill Saul but He honored Saul despite Saul’s hatred of him. David became seasoned with the divine likeness of God because He knew the vitality of God’s presence in His life that He became a vessel of honor.
Humility is an expression of our obedience.
There were times in my life when I caught myself doing my own thing without acknowledging the Lord and His ways. I was blindsided for a while until I had a powerful dream that caught my attention and changed my thoughts and ways that eventually changed my life.
In my dream, I was standing and I saw both my hands bound by a small, thin and slimy green snake. It looked powerless yet my hands couldn’t move. All of a sudden, I felt a prompting in my heart to kneel down and pray. And at that very moment, I heard His whisper, His still small voice that said, “There is power in surrender!” Right then and there, the snake slowly crawled out and loosed my hands. Then, I woke up with so much peace in my heart.
Humility is not weakness. Instead, it is full of power.
There are a lot more expressions of humility that each one of us can define in our own personal way. But ONE THING that I revere most as the greatest expression of humility is RECEIVING JESUS as our Lord and Savior. I may have mentione this from the beginning, but it is worth mentioning again and again and again.
When we receive Him, we receive all that He is and everything that comes with Him. After all, in Him, ALL THINGS consist.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)