James 4:6  
But He (God) gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but He gives grace to the humble."

For many of us, God has spoken plans to our hearts, big plans, that He is wanting to do in our lives, yet we have limited Him because we have not yet properly positioned ourselves to receive all that He has already prepared for us.

Over the years I have seen in the Word of God how vital the characteristic of humility is in receiving all that God has prepared for a person.  

I have been meditating on the Word of God for months concerning humility.  When I read the Word of God I always say, "Father help me to see your Word as you do."  I want and NEED the Father's perspective of His Word.  Sometimes, we read the Word with our own preconceived ideas and theology, and that hinders us from receiving true revelation of the Word of God.  That is why I always pray that prayer, because I need His perspective. I need to see the Word as it was truly written.  Today, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to see the true definition of Godly humility, and I wanted to take time share it with you.  

Philippians 2:8:  Jesus HUMBLED Himself in OBEDIENCE to God, even to the point of death. 

As I read Philippians 2:8 today, the word OBEDIENCE stuck out to me like a neon sign.  I saw it in an instant.  In the sight of God, true humility is obedience to the Word of God. It took faith for Jesus to humble Himself in obedience to God.

Many people have an idea of what humility means, but true humility is demonstrated by us being obedient to God's Word.

Make a note of this:  

Humility=obedience to God's Word

Obedience to do God's Word=Faith

Oftentimes, being obedient to do God's Word will make you look like a fool to the world, but obedience to God pays rich dividends.  (1 Corinthians 1:18, 1 Corinthians 1:27)

We read in Philippians 2:6-7:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage.  Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

This is what humility looks like.  It is the mark of divine character that has been developed over time by making the right choice over and over again.  Jesus made a CHOICE, to lay aside his glory.  He did not esteem his position with God above hurting humanity.  He laid it all aside in order to gather in and rescue hurting humanity.  The beautiful part of this is, after all this, and being obedient even unto death, then God HIGHLY EXALTED HIM and gave Him a Name above every name.  Jesus was never esteemed in this earth by the world, but God uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.  Jesus was esteemed and honored by the Father, and it paid rich and ETERNAL dividends.  When we humble ourselves in obedience to God's Word, His grace will abound to us in an even greater way!

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