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Daily Devotional - April 11th

Apr 11, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read – Joshua 3:1-4:24; Luke 14:7-35; Psalm 80:1-19; Proverbs 12:27-28
 
Luke 14:10-11
But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place,
so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, 'Friend, go up higher.'
Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. 
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
 
Precious Heavenly Father,
Forgive me for living outside the blessings of being Your blood bought heir. I don't have full understanding of what it means to be Your son. If I did, I would not feel the need to exalt myself in the presence of flesh and blood, because I would know my position seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus.
 
Lord, I ask You to take the blinders from my eyes and mind that keep me from seeing my Kingdom position.  Forgive me for living out of a worldly mindset, one that operates from desperation, lack, doubt, and unbelief. This kind of mentality only leads me down a path of works, performance, and bondage. It causes me to act in ways unbecoming of an heir of God.
 
Your Word says, "Having ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying." Holy Spirit, I want to hear the revelation of who I truly am in Christ Jesus. I ask You to remove all things that deafen my ability to hear.
 
When I fully understand my position as a son of the Most High God, I stop competing for earthly positions; I cease striving for man's approval and acknowledgement; and I discontinue working for Your love. I enter into the rest and security of my full inheritance of who I am in Christ.
 
From this position of sonship, I find myself bowing before You in genuine, sincere humility knowing I do not have to push myself to get the best seat in the house, because the fact of the matter, I already have the best seat sitting with Christ in heavenly places.
 
Lord, I gladly humble myself in Your presence, for I know You will lift me up to soar to greater heights than I ever could have imagined. Amen!