A Posture of Humility

from the Heart of Nicki Hausman- Prayer Team Member/Transformed Women's Leadership Team

There is such power in humility. The Lord will raise those who are humble and will bring down those who are proud (Matthew 23:12).

Jesus is the embodiment of true humility, agreed? Can you imagine lovingly washing the feet of your betrayer the night before your gruesome death? Jesus did.

John 13:3-5, 12-17 (NLT), "3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. 4 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, 5 and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. 12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? 13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. 14 And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet.
15 I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. 16 I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. 17 Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them."

What a powerful picture of what serving others looks like, even those who do not like you or agree with you.

Today, whose feet will Jesus ask you to wash? Perhaps a stranger or an enemy. A person who has ridiculed and isolated you or made you feel less than? Tough stuff this humility thing.
Yet Jesus says His Father promises a blessing for those who will stretch out and put on the towel and stoop to wash stinky, dirty feet.

You will only know the power of humility when you stoop down.

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