Through a series of weeks I did a word "study" on both biblical meanings and usages for the words of "humble" and "humility". As a result of this study and time of reflection, I have written these thoughts:
Humility begins by acknowledging within my heart that without God I can do nothing. I cannot function nor hold the capacity to exercise skills and abilities that have been attributed to my being. It is only because of God that I can do anything that I do. Yet if this reminder is not presented to me on a daily basis, I may grow in self-centered pride and arrogance that may dethrone God from His position of authority and in-turn esteem myself into it; that is not right, especially as His adopted child through a personal relationship with Christ Jesus.
Hence, Godly accountability serves its role through heart-felt fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. The fellowship of the brethren serves as an active record book that reveals an active relationship with God. Although time in scripture reading and conversation in prayer serve their purpose, the presence and active work of the Holy Spirit within an adopted child of God should bear a sound witness unto the world. It is only by abiding within Christ Jesus, as the source of life, that I can retain the state of heart-driven humility while exercising service unto others that are presented before me. Hence, I revert to the beginning, it is only when I acknowledge within my heart that without God I can do nothing, that humility begins its work within me.
Let Us Pray. Lord God, You who are great and grand, I humbly ask you to keep me humble before Your mighty hand oh God. That I may serve others as Your Son did so many years ago while walking the face of Earth. I ask You to please help me daily to serve others with humility and full of Your Spirit, ... for the love of Your people. Amen.
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