Humble Yourselves Part 2

What is it about Moses that caused him to be humble? There are probably a lot of answers to that question. Rick Warren has said “humble people don’t think less of themselves, they just think of themselves less.” I would say that was definitely  true in the case of Moses, as soon as he had an encounter with God at the burning bush his focus became God and delivering God’s people out of Egypt. I heard Jentezen Franklin preach that Moses spent 40 years in the palace learning that he was somebody, then he spent 40 years in the desert learning that he was nobody and those 80 years together prepared him to lead the children of Israel for another 40 years. I believe that is the formula for humility, we need to learn that we are somebody. We need to acknowledge what the Bible says regarding us, that we are the apple of God’s eye, that we are righteous, that we can do all things through Christ, that we are the head and not the tail, we are above and not beneath. We need to learn and accept what God’s Word says about us so that we can have the right foundation we need to become all that God has for us. And then we need to learn think about ourselves less, which is a difficult thing to do in this culture, a culture driven by “my needs, my rights, my desires’. We need to become consumed with the God who loves, who created us for a unique purpose. And that purpose will always be focused on helping someone else. But first and foremost that all must start with an encounter with God. Moses stood in the presence of God, heard the voice of God and responded to that experience by establishing a relationship with God. If you’ve never had an encounter with God I encourage you today to call His name, listen for His voice, stand in His presence and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. The Bible says that He sent His only Son, Jesus, into the world to die for our sins which removed any and all barriers between us and that all  you have to do to receive that is to believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and to confess with your mouth Jesus as your Lord. It is the best and most important step to living a noteworthy life.

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