“There are two ways to attain high esteem. One is the world’s method: Take every opportunity to promote yourself before others, seize occasions for recognition and manipulate your way into the center of attention. The other way is God’s way: Humble yourself. Rather than striving for recognition and influential positions, seek to put others first… One of the many paradoxes of the Christian life is that when God sees your genuine humility, He exalts you.” Henry Blackaby
Leonard Bernstein, the late conductor of the New York Philharmonic orchestra was asked what was the most difficult instrument to play. Without hesitation he replied, “The second fiddle! I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm—that’s a problem. And if we have no second fiddle, we have no harmony.”This is the problem we as Christians face. We don’t easily want to play second fiddle because it’s too humbling a position. We want to be important.
As we evaluate our life, what is one of the best things we can give one another, and especially those in our own family? Perhaps we can offer a humble heart—a heart that looks out for the interests of others and is not self-seeking or proud, a heart that serves and loves unconditionally, and a heart that cultivates humility in prayer.
Isn’t this what Jesus wants in our life? He hates pride and selfish ambition, but He loves the meek and lowly. This video will help you to cultivate humility in your own life.
The following 7-minute animated video will teach you about humility in prayer. It’s called : The Fragrance of Humility in Prayer.
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“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted’” (Luke 18:14).
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)