EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2020
Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Mary believed in God's promises with humility and without any doubt. Never raise up your shoulder in pride when you ascend to any leadership position. Be humble and do not be proud to others or those under your leadership.
Stop exercising your leadership in boast. For instance, it is unholy to speak boastfully like, “Do you not know that I am the Coordinator or Pastor's wife?”
May the same godly quality of humility in Mary come upon you regardless of your status or leadership position in the Church in Jesus' Name.
May the brokenness of Mary possess your life as a child or daughter of God in Jesus' Name. The gift and calling of God should not make you to become proud and bossy.
You need humility because Jesus admonished His disciples in *Matthew 20:27, “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.”*
Paul also wrote in *Philippians 2:5-7; 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. *
Jesus took upon Himself the role of a servant. That is the humble godly quality of Mary.
The LORD lifts those that humble themselves before Him. If you are conscious of the pride of this sinful world you will never reach the place God is taking you to.
Mary's humble godly quality did not let her abuse those under her leadership. She was broken in spirit. In other words, she was very humble in character as God expects us to be.
A typical example was that Mary and Joseph came to Bethlehem where no hotels were found. She submitted herself in humility to Joseph and gave birth to Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the sinful world in the habitation of animals. She wrapped her Son in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger. She gave birth in a humble place.
But today people are too proud to be used by God. They are looking for honour. Let this not be your Christian lifestyle for it is unprofitable.
Thought for the day:
Emulate Mary who believed in God's promises with humility and without any doubt.
Song for the day:
There is no one, there is no one like Jesus
Bible reading for the day:
2 Kings 4-5; John 4:1-30
PASTOR PAUL RIKA