Philippians 2:5,7-9 says: “Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of man. And being found in fashion as a man He humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath Highly exalted him and given him a name that is above every name.”
I would like to share with you this week a message that is so true from this verse. If only every Christian would ask God for verse 5 where it speaks of “the mind of Christ,” our pastors could have some peace of mind to be open to hear from God and not all of the people’s problems.
There is a “harvest” that comes out of “humbleness.” Notice that the verse says that “Jesus made no reputation of himself.” Are you doing things for your church to glorify yourself or the kingdom of God? If you want something in return then you are doing it for yourself. Can you do what you are doing right now for your church without pay or without being told you have done a “good job?” Jesus knew that his reward would be in heaven and it did not matter if man told him that he had done a good job or not; or if he received some money, he was about his “fathers business.” Saints I am here today asking you to take a look at your walk with the Lord and see if you are doing things for God with a humble and sincere heart or are you expecting or wanting something in return from man? Can you sing in the choir without the church paying you? Can you go from the front line to the back line in the choir and not be mad?
Some Christian folk say it’s all about Jesus, but when ask to do things such as these or be a servant their true intentions come out. Is there a secret motive behind what you are doing for God or are you doing it just because you love him?
Saints of God, there is a blessing in “humbleness.” The Bible said “that God exalted Jesus” which means to you and me that if we would humble ourselves sometimes God will bring forth or resurrect a “Harvest” in our lives. God will “try” you in some areas of your walk with him to see if you are really doing it from the “heart.” Jesus was a servant who would give his last to please his “Heavenly Father.” Can this be said about you? Do you go to church to serve or be served? We are to bring God glory in all we do, not ourselves. It’s not about you. Humble yourself and see what harvest God will bring into your life.
Many Christians are wondering when God is going to bless them, but their blessing is being held up by them not humbling themselves.