Tagged Humility

Heaven’s Superstars

I’ve watched many people in the music industry and it is interesting to see how some went on to great commercial success, while others remain largely unknown, even though they had more natural talent and ability.  I’ve heard it said about actors as well, that commercial success depends more on a chance meeting or fortunate event than anything else. Life is not a fair competition among all the qualified competitors where each one gets their chance in the spotlight of future fame and popularity.  Moreover, consider the vast number of “One Hit Wonders”, those who got their chance, produced a…

Helping God Get It Done

If this were possible, has it actually been attempted?  In the Bible there are several examples: ▪ Sarah gave her servant to Abraham has a means of fulfilling God’s promise that he would have descendants. (Gen 16: 1-4). ▪ Moses killed an abusive Egyptian when he joined his Hebrew people’s struggle for freedom considering his call as a deliverer. exodus 2: 11-12. ▪ Korah and 250 other leaders in the counsel concluded that Moses had misinterpreted God’s intent for Israel saying, “You have gone too far!  The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with…

Paul the Apostle

This week our preacher summarized a very interesting characteristic about Paul, his view of himself and true humility.  His epistles are so bold, insightful and emphatic, along with his life full of travels, struggles, and adventure, that it is hard to see much humility.  Three separate scriptures lay out the scope of his humble attitude. “For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” (1 Corinthians 15: 9). “Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given…

Prayer Group

I’ve been in many prayer groups, most were great.  We had a small one at work that did exploits in the Spirit among people, organizations, crossing boundaries.  The one most unusual was with a group of women, who allowed me to join them, (I had secured my wife’s concurrence and she knew them all).  This group was for the prodigal’s we knew, but the Holy Spirit led the prayer.  If you have ever been among a group led by the Spirit, you will know that He loves variety and knows exactly what is best in that day and every minute.…

The Believer’s Victory Story

I’ve heard many people say it and I have experienced myself – When God chooses to do something He often involves people, although our part is always very small.  The Bible bears this out with Moses, and many others.  Moses said what God told him to say, but God did all of the delivering.  We may dream of wielding God’s power, but that is not the way He works.  In the new covenant we see the Spirit working miracles, but people touched, anointed, prayed, and spoke while God performed the healing or deliverance.  It requires total humility to be used…

Return To Me

I must embrace humility for this is reality.  Pride blinds people so they can’t see and they deny God.  Even many who acknowledge that He exists do not believe what He says. Some slander, accusing Him of injustice, apathy, or failure.  They don’t know their creator.  God is eternal, more true and real than any created thing. God waits for people to embrace reality and join Him in the freedom of the Sons of God. When we take on humility we begin to see clearly that we are truly small, helpless, broken and weak.  Humility is understanding and alignment with…

A Vision in Worship on Easter Sunday

I saw an athletic event at an outdoor stadium.  The athletes were highly skilled and the competition fierce.  There were many spectators cheering for the champions.  As the event neared its conclusion, a weaker participant faltered and fell.  Falling to the field he was broken and defeated.  The crowd was silent and seated bearing with humiliation for the loser.  Then from the stands a solitary figure stood and walked onto the field, helped the fallen athlete to his feet, embraced him in friendship and exited, not shying from the crowd’s contempt for defeat. I marveled at the sight…