"Humble" is not a word that many people like to consider doing but in our spiritual life it is a necessity. We must 'humble' ourselves to the Lord. We must treat Him with respect and realize He is greater than ourselves. I love reading this verse in The Message translation. It reads, "Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet." These words are so very true. The "only way" to be living the way we need to live is by humbling ourselves before Him. We must be comfortable in who we are in the Lord in order. When we are, we will put others before ourselves. We love with His love even when it is hard. The only way for that to happen to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. The way to be empowered by the Holy Spirit is to be filled with Him. Humbling ourselves before Him enables us to walk in His grace, love and forgiveness. It enables us to embrace the gifts He has given us and fulfill the desires of His heart. Humbling ourselves before Him enables us to accept His will for our life. Sometimes that is difficult to do when He takes us out of our 'comfort zone' but when we are living in His will there actually is no such thing. His will shows us what to do and how to do it. There is no fear with 'comfort zones' but instead there is empowerment. Woo hoo! Yes, our humanness can still creep in and when it does that is when fear will follow. But we can be assured of His love to get us through the tough times the emotions of doubt, fear, loneliness, etc.
Thank You for Your love, grace and forgiveness. Thank You for taking me into unknown places without fear. Thank You for being the One who enables me to do Your will. Father, I do not always understand why You have us here but I do know it is Your will. Please continue to open doors of opportunity for us. I pray for Your will to be revealed in a mighty way. Thank You Jesus for being My Empowerment. Amen.