A Humble Heart
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.Ephesians 4:2
According to scripture Jesus had humble of heart. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:5-11)
When our identity is in Christ and not in people, then we can be humble. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5) When our faith totally depends on Christ being with us every day, then we realize we can do nothing without Christ.; we become humble when we depend on Christ for everything is life.
I can of mine own self do nothing.… I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me” (John 5:30). We become humble when we realize that God saved us through Christ dying on cross for our sins. As our dependence on the Lord and our thankfulness increases, our humbleness increases. Our heart will become humble over time as we continue to walk with the Lord with a serving heart.
Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (Romans 8:17) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9). This gives us a high self-worth in Christ, and we are not prideful because our identity and self-worth comes from God. Seeing our self-worth in Christ, gives us a thankful heart also makes us humble.
Humbleness is the most fulfilling way to live. A humble person is secure in God’s love; and no one can take away our identity in Christ.
Today remember that Christ died on the cross for our sins, and be secure in Christ with a humble heart secure heart.
Prayer: Lord, help me today to always have humble serving heart. In Jesus name, Amen.