Good morning. I pray all is well. This is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it.
TFTD: Proper position
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
Luke 9:23 (NKJV)
23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily,[a] and follow Me.
Nowadays, almost everyone has a cell phone. Although things like the style of the phone and monthly cost are important, most people want to make sure they have good reception. It doesn’t matter if you have the best phone in the world, if you can’t get clear reception. When reception is bad, one will move closer to a window or move around in the room in an effort to locate a good signal. They are trying to get in the proper position to use their phone.
During this Christian journey, it’s important that we are in the proper position to hear from God. When we go to God we must go in a position of humility. The lowest position to signify humility is lying prostrate. When we humble ourselves and lay before God we can hear from Him more clearly. We can eliminate the distractions of others if we get before God and lay at His feet.
We have to be careful not to become boastful in our own efforts or our spiritual connection can get interrupted. When we stand up all of the time running to and fro we can begin to think that we are higher than God or that we don’t need Him as much. When was the last time you laid before God? When was the last time you stretched out before Him and said, “Lord, here I am to worship you?”
It’s time to get in the proper position to hear from God. In your private worship time, I encourage you to lay before God. He has something to say to you, but right now you are distracted. Someone or something has you high and puffed up. Your reception is going in and out. You love God; however, you have forgotten how to go to Him in humility. In the natural, you can lie prostrate and in the spiritual realm, God will recognize your position of humility as a symbol of denying oneself. He can then begin whispering in your ear things that you would not otherwise hear.
Are you ready to get in the proper position?
Have a blessed day humbling yourself before the Lord.
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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