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April 18, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | April 18

My Face or His Face


“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (1Peter 5:6)


The lens of the mission of Jesus was humility—that’s where it had to start. He had to balance His identity and His ministry to men.  He had to manage his capacity to influence and his Father’s purpose for him. He had to learn the rhythm of possessing loyalty without flaunting his crown. You may not be a celebrity but you have influence. Similarly, you may not be pulling down six figures but I know you have relational capital in the lives of others. For God’s man, greatness on earth begins with humble surrender—giving yourself to Christ and refusing to resist His power.  Everybody starts there.


We have to get on our face to see His face.  We have to get low in our estimation of ourselves to get high in God’s estimation of us.  We have to reflect humility to reveal Christ on earth.  When we take this step, we are able to do more for God and people than we ever dreamed—just like the King.


Will you be the man that says, “I deserve better than this?”  Or will you be God’s man who says, “I’m willing to wait for your timing on this one Lord,” The languages of entitlement, conditions and selfishness are not spoken in the land of humility. They are foreign tongues that make sense only to those men given first to pride, masking their fears of being truly great by wasting their influence and affluence on themselves.


Father sometimes I’m overwhelmed that you have not only chosen me but given me everything to be what you want me to be.

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