Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord

Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

James 4:10 NASB

Those who are willing to humble themselves will be exalted by the Lord and be used mightily by Him upon the earth.  One of the things needed to achieve greatness for God and His kingdom is humility.  When we understand we are nothing without Him and rely fully upon Him is when we begin to walk in the true power, might, and strength of God’s kingdom.

When the Lord is going to use someone greatly on the earth He will send them into the wilderness.  It is in the wilderness that we decrease and the Lord increases in our lives.  John the baptist had the perfect attitude in that his desire was to decrease that the Lord would increase.  It is our sinful nature to desire to exalt ourselves.  But Jesus calls anyone who would follow Him to deny themselves and pick up their cross.

It is only when we daily humble ourselves in the Lord’s presence that we are transformed into the nature and character of Christ.  This journey with the Lord is about transformation.  As we abide in Him and walk with Him, we are transformed.  But the key to experiencing the power and the might of God is to humble ourselves.  For it is in our weakness that the strength of the Lord is perfected.

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