From Our Knees

“God opposes the proud, but shows favor to the humble.” (Jms. 4:6)

He gives us more grace dependent upon out posture. That is why Scripture tells us that the cure for evil desires is humility. Pride makes us self centered and leads us to conclude that we deserve all we can see, touch, or imagine. It creates greedy appetites for far more that we need! Its the devil’s domain and we must resist it. We can be released from our self centered desires by humbling ourselves before God, realizing that all we need is His approval!

When the Holy Spirit fills us, we see that this world’s seductive attractions are only cheap substitutes for what God has to offer.

Humble Yourself:

Humbling ourselves opens the doors of spiritual opportunity. God will exalt us in due season (1 Pet. 5:6). It means we are recognizing that our worth comes from God alone. Let me repeat that once more and perhaps you should say it out loud and boldly to yourself… MY WORTH COMES FROM GOD ALONE! We do not deserve His favor, but He reaches out to us in love and gives us worth and dignity, in spite of our human shortcomings.

We sometimes feel bold as a lion, wise as a scholar or courageous as a soldier, but as Children of God; we can best see His face from our knees.

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