2 Chronicles 7:14 : “if my people who are called by name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
This is a very famous verse and many in our country today, myself included, believe this is what we need to for our land to be healed.
Today, I want to take a look at the issue of humility and how it affects our prayer life and our relationship with Jesus Christ.
To be humble before God, means that we are to lower ourselves in dignity or importance to Him. We are admit our need for Him and our dependence on Him.
Andrew Murray in “The Deeper Christian Life,” says this concerning how we approach God in our time with Him.
“When you have given God His place of honour, glory, and power, take your place of deepest l owliness, and seek to be filled with the Spirit of humility. As a creature it is your blessedness to be nothing that God may be all in you. As a sinner, you are not worthy to look up to God; bow in self-abasement. As a saint, let God’s love overwhelm you, and bow still lower down. Sink down before Him in humility, meekness, patience, and surrender to His goodness and mercy. He will exalt you . Oh! Take time, to get very low before God.”
In today’s world, we don’t spend much time teaching humility or self-abasement. According to Dictionary.com, self-abasement means “humiliation of oneself, especially as a result of guilt, shame, or the like.”
We are taught to be proud. When it comes to our relationship with Jesus Christ and how we approach our Creator God in prayer, we must be humble! We need to admit that we are sinners and that we have sinned. The most Godly men I know are also the most humble.
When you approach God in your prayer time, how do you approach Him?
Pray: “Holy, loving God, help us to humble ourselves before you; to admit that we need you and that we are sinners in need of a savior.”