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The Way to the Top

  • But he who is greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12 WEB.

    When I showed up at a church workday event, the job that got assigned to me was scrubbing all the bathrooms: upstairs, downstairs, and down the hall. I did not remember the church having that many bathrooms.

    Though I was tempted to complain that they were underutilizing my skills, I sensed that the Lord had set me up. So I set my heart on giving those bathrooms the best cleaning job they ever had. I scrubbed the walls, floor, mirrors, and doors, and they shone when I was done with them. After a few weeks, the Lord opened a door for me to become a pastor and minister to others.

    "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time" 1 Peter 5:6 WEB.

    C.S. Lewis once said, "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less." I have been on both sides of this fence. Once as a child, I thought very little of myself and wished that I could have been someone else. Then later, as a man, I gravitated towards thinking a lot of myself.

    God is faithful and tries to keep me balanced in this with little situations like the one above. If you find yourself in a humbling situation, thank God that He has taken notice of you, and He may be preparing you for something bigger. The lower you go, the higher He can take you! The way to the top is through humility.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please keep me balanced. Reveal areas of pride in my life and give me the grace to get rid of it. Help me think not too highly or lowly of myself. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please keep me balanced. Reveal areas of pride in my life and give me the grace to get rid of it. Help me think not too highly or lowly of myself. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Jan 25
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Jan 25
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Jan 25
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jan 25
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 25
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

Jan 25
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, I need more of You in my life. I can't get enough of You. AMEN

Jan 25
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Jan 25
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 25
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Please Lord help me to be all I can in You and You in me. In Yeshua's name, Amen. 

Jan 25
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

We all need You Lord to balance us in our life for You. Amen 

Jan 25
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen. Lord, please keep me balanced.

Jan 25
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord, Amen!

Jan 25
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Your will be done Lord in my life. Not mine. 

Jan 25
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 25
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your teaching of humility and balance in my life 

Jan 25
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Jan 25
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

AMEN and AMEN!!! Thinking of checcks and balances put in place not just in the government but also in our lives! Humility is a big thing for me, as I could never pass by a mirror when I was much younger, and I always had to stop and look to see if my hair was just right, or what ever! When I began growing in the knowledge of my Lord, I finally realized that He could really never use me in the state that I was in, and there were many humbling experiences in my life when I finally realized that my Heavenly Father was working on me, as a loving Father would! So I thank Him for working on me as I'm still a work in process, praise His Holy Name!!! (h5) 

Jan 25
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Amen

Jan 25
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God I love my family so much. I wish I could do more for them. Thank you for all your blessings. I love you my God. Amen

Jan 25