Daily Read – Joshua 3:1-4:24; Luke 14:7-35; Psalm 80:1-19; Proverbs 12:27-28
Precious Heavenly Father,
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."
Forgive me for living outside the blessings of a blood bought heir. I don't fully understand what it means to be Your child. If I did, I wouldn’t 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.
I strip the blinders from my eyes and mind that keep me from seeing my Kingdom position. Forgive me for living from a worldly mindset, one that operates from desperation, lack, doubt, and unbelief. This mental bondage leads me down a path filled with works, performance, and limitations. It causes me to act in ways that are unbecoming as 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, so I remove all things that deafen my ears. When I fully understand my position as a child 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. I don’t have to push to get the best seat in the house because I’m already seated in heavenly places with Christ.
Father, I 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!