One ness with God…Question #7 - Do you humble yourself, seeking God in everything that you do OR in other words, do you humbly trust God after you have given your best?
A well-known pastor once said about prayers:
· If a request is wrong, God says ‘No.’
· If the timing is wrong, God says ‘Slow.’
· If you are wrong, God says ‘Grow.’
· But, if the request is right, the timing is right and you are right, God says ‘Go!’
Is there a chance you are expecting an immediate “Yes or Go” when what is better for you is one of the other answers?
Why does Question #7 deserve a spot on the Top 10 questions concerning our intimate One ness relationship with God?
The key word is “Humility” when we seek God and want God to dwell in our heart. God loves humility...
Proverbs 8:13 – I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
Proverbs 11:2 – When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
James 4:6 – God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
People must be humble toward God… this is difficult because many people do not want to worship God as the most-high Creator and do not accept that they are sinners, fall short of God’s high standard. Therefore, they say they do not need Jesus to be saved.
Believers must humbly seek God’s will… this is difficult because many believers still want to do their will. They follow their own thoughts and plan their own life. Jesus said He never know people who prophesy, drive out demons and perform many miracles because they do that out of their own will, not the will of the Father (Matt 7:21). It is possible to go to church and carry out religious legalities with a heart far from God.
Lastly, believers must be humble toward one another… this is most difficult because of sins – self-interest, lust of the flesh, ego and the pride of life. Even believers compete and compare. A pastor looks down on a believer in church because he is only a barber. A church faces a major conflict because its pastor and members don’t agree with the district leadership.
Philip 2:3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
James 4:10 – Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.