Chanukah Day 7 - "Humility"
The Fruit of Humility:
Humility is described as the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people: the quality or state of being humble, according to Webster’s dictionary.
Humility, notice, is not thinking less about yourself. God created us to be confident of the VERY GOOD Work that He is doing in us. Many times we are told not to look too highly of oneself when it comes to faith, the word of God, and sharing our faith through the Spirit.
Thinking that we are better than other people is one issue. Not believing what God said about us, and who were are to become, is equally damaging.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” - John 1:1-5
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” - James 1:17
We have been chosen to shine as lights in the world. Increasing the word of God that is in you, increases the light that will shine.
The idea of working out faith is no more than allowing the Word of God to come alive on the inside, through the Spirit.
Unbelief is our greatest enemy. You overcome that by trust.
The smallest candle burning bright into the darkest night, cast light to all who are around it and can be seen from very far away. Believers need to make sure that we reach for the Light of the world first.
It is natural for all of us when we walk into a dark room to reach for the light switch. Why? You know that when you turn that switch on everything will change in that room. You will be able to see what you need to see.
So think about this? The WORD of God is the light that needs to be switched on in our lives.
That light becomes the agent of change in the lives of those around you in the dark room.
You are God’s chosen instrument to carry the Light.
Lets us strike the match and turn on the the candle of humility.