Core Value: Humility
TOPIC: Prayerfulness Leads to Proper Discernment
SCRIPTURAL VERSE: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
PROMISE: “For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:10

Reflection January 2020

Reflection January 2020
January 12, 2021 Comments Off on Reflection January 2020 Latest Posts Serviam Community

We start the year celebrating The Epiphany of the Lord, God revealing his only son Jesus as King and Savior to the world.   We also start in this New Year, our new Topical Corporate Worship format anchored on our new set of Core Values, starting with Humility this month of January.    Our main topic for the month is “Humilty: A Path to Greatness” and who else can be perfect as our role model for Humility, but Jesus Christ Himself.   For He, who is King of kings and Lord of lords, came to earth not to demand others to serve Him, but rather, He humbled Himself and chose to serve and give His life for us.  

When we humble ourselves before God, He prepares us for greatness and blessing as He has promised. Our foundational verse for this month says; “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble” (James 4:6).   There is absolutely no other reason why we shouldn’t follow this, unless we want to displease God.  What we all want instead, is to receive from God as much grace as possible by humbling ourselves before Him. 

Pride on the other hand, is the opposite of humility and we all know pride comes before a fall.  The humble are less likely to fall, and if they do they don’t have as far to fall.  God often uses intense pressure and adversity to humble us and refocus our thoughts so that we begin to think the way He thinks. We also learn how to pray what Jesus prayed to His Father in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Not My will, but Yours be done” (Luke 22:42).  Pain, embarrassment, and criticism are God’s safety checks to keep us from being prideful and arrogant. 

When facing a difficulty, we have a choice. Either we can become hardened by our circumstances or humbled by them. If we are humbled, we will gain God’s perspective and quickly discover that He is guiding us to spiritual victory. If we are hardened, we become disillusioned and run the chance of becoming bitter and spiritually shortsighted.