Humility: Day #37

Oct 16, 2023    Devotion Leader

This is a tough idea to write about, even if it is something we all desperately need. The humblest people anyone might have the chance to meet, often go unnoticed. So much of our church culture and the world around us is dominated by pride, it leaves little to wonder why humility often goes overlooked. We want credit owed us. We want the respect we are due. We want to solve the problem. We often genuinely believe we are the piece that is missing. If we just did something more, if we were better in this one aspect of life, or if we had just a little more money, THEN we would be good.

But, as it turns out, we just end up training our hearts to trust the self and depend on another thing, not the Lord. James is counseling the church to remember what you can trust; it’s not your hands, not your heart, It is the work and power of the person Jesus Christ. So then, in any moment, we must work to submit to God, or not. Sometimes that means shutting our mouth. Sometimes it means speaking up. Always it means acknowledging we are not the hero, we must decrease, and Christ must increase.

Father. May I decrease. May Christ increase. His glory, his power, his wisdom displayed in the lives of the Christians at Adventure Christian Church. May you increase in us, for your name’s sake. We pray in the name of your son Jesus, Amen.