Topic: Daniel’s Dose: Adventure 18- Do we humble ourselves before God?
Bible Reading: Daniel 5
Memory Verse: Daniel 5: 22 (NKJV)
“But you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this.”
Good morning ladies and gentlemen! How are you doing? I hope your morning is off to a great start. Today, we continue our adventures through Daniel’s Dose by exploring “humility to God!” I pray that you enjoy this message! I pray that you learn a few things from it and are blessed! Well, let us get right into the message!
When you are asked, “Are you humble before God?” What would you say? I am sure that many people would be quick to say, “yes!” However, the most important thing is to understand what it means to humble ourselves before God.
At times, we believe that once we are performing a particular action for God, the manner in which we do so, does not matter. However, that is not the truth. For example, if you are praying to God, but your mind is on something else, you are not humbling yourself before God. You are dividing your attention between God and other things. Why should God pay attention to you, if you also do not pay attention to Him?
Humbling your heart before God, means that you learn from past mistakes. When we read the Bible or listen to talks about people’s relationship with God (either from Pastor, parents, family friends, etc.), do we learn important lessons from them? It is important that as we listen and learn from people more mature in the Faith than us; we must practice it. If not, we are being ignorant in our Faith. This helps us to be stronger in our walk with God. By ignoring this, we are not humbling ourselves to God.
This is similar to what Belshazzar did. Despite all he knew about his father, Nebuchadnezzar, journey/ relationship with God, Belshazzar repeated the mistakes of his father. He was power-drunk! He thought and believed that he was greater and more powerful than any one; including God. Not only did he disrespect God, with his actions. He did not humble himself before God.
Like Belshazzar, there are many things we experience or do, whereby we depend on our strength, ‘power’ and understanding. We push God to the back because we believe that we can easily accomplish something without asking for God’s help. An example is driving. How many people when driving, ask God to help you? How many people commit the trip into God’s care? How many people cover the car into God’s hands? Well, unfortunately, many people don’t.
For an activity such as driving, after a few trips, it is very easy to be comfortable in your ability. You think that you can drive by your might. You forget about God. In every situation, we must humble ourselves to include God. It is very important. This is because everything we do; everything we are, is thanks to God. We must not take it for granted.
Today, I urge you to always look on to God. Humble yourself! Let Him take a lead on your life and everything you do or partake in. Today, make the decision to have God in everything you do- no matter how small it is. Learn from other mature Christians and be focused on God always.
Ask God to reveal Himself to you.
Ask God to prepare your heart.
Ask for healing in your heart and your mind.
Ask that you subdue your flesh and earthly desires.
Ask for the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
Ask for help from the Holy Spirit.
Ask for the desire to learn more about God.
End with a time of praise and worship!
I thank you for my life. I thank you for giving me another beautiful day. I ask that you guide me and protect me. I pray that I will choose you in every situation that I face. And that my life will be a testimony and an example to many that I have Christ living in me. Thank you, Lord, for sending your son to die on the cross and wipe my sins away. I lift your name high for you are Alpha and Omega. Amen!
The prayer below is for anyone who does not know God or maybe has been apart from God for a while. God is here to pour His favor over your life. All you have to do is call out to Him. Make that decision today!
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;
Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.
I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out!