I woke up this morning thinking about humility and this came to me.
The key to humility is knowing that any good thing that we’ve ever done or ever will do is because of God’s grace alone. JESUS is God’s grace personified; therefore, it’s really all about JESUS.
– If we’re able to live effective lives, it’s all because of JESUS
– If we happen to have discipline in a certain area, it’s because of JESUS
– If we choose to walk in love in a specific situation, it’s because JESUS helped us
– If we are willing to forgive, it’s because JESUS forgave us first
– If we happen to be helping people in any way, it’s because JESUS made us able
– If we’re experiencing success in any area, it’s because we’re with JESUS
I’m sure you would agree, this list could go on forever…
When we really understand it’s ALL because of JESUS we just want to brag about JESUS and point people to JESUS and be forever grateful to JESUS!
Made Alive in Christ
1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. -Ephesians 2 (NASB)
IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF JESUS, IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS and ANY GOOD WE MANAGE TO ACCOMPLISH IN THIS WORLD IS DONE THROUGH CHRIST JESUS!
When we remember this we hold the key to humility.
If you have not yet made Jesus your Savior and received the wonderful joy that His finished work on the cross has provided for you to live in, please visit my page here titled Jesus In The Driver’s Seat. On this page I explain the good news of the gospel and you will have the opportunity to pray a prayer of salvation, making Jesus your Savior! Jesus loves you and His arms are wide open!