Our POSTURE displays humility.
"Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross."
Reflection & Application
Am I displaying a posture of humility when I approach a situation (or conversation)?
Do I check daily to ensure my heart is humble?
Jesus. The name above every other name.
Jesus is referred to as the Light of the World, Messiah, Alpha and Omega, Prince of Peace, Good Shepherd, Immanuel, Wonderful Counselor and Almighty One. Jesus. The Word, the Way, the Resurrection and Life. Where every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord. Jesus. The One who defeats death and sits at the right hand of His Father. All praise and power and glory belong to His name. And yet, Jesus would choose a word to describe his nature that defied expectations and turned the Kingdom of God upside-down.
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light" (Matt. 28:11-30).
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, he told his disciples to say, "Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt" (Matt. 21:5).
While Jesus was at dinner, he noticed everyone scrambling for the seat of honor. Calmly, but with warning, Jesus tells them, "... take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we have a better place for you!’ Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Not only was Jesus the ultimate display of humility, but He clearly exhorted His disciples to live in the same manner (Phill. 2:5-11). As women living between the cross and the crown, we must start with the posture of humility. It is through a humble heart that we seek forgiveness from God and extend it to others. When our posture displays the same humility that Jesus displayed, God is able to mold and use us for His glory. When we humble ourselves before the Lord, transformation occurs.