Im so sorry this is long!!! It just poured!! DAY 8 OF: WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS?
Day 8, NEW BEGINNINGS, WHAT A GREAT TIME TO WALK IN NEWNESS AND PRACTICE HUMILITY!
OUR LOVE WALK SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY IS: Phil 2:3 “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteems others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interest but also for the interest of others”
Paul is addressing PRIDE in this particular verse, nothing in selfish ambition on conceit, whether it be preaching the gospel or even in serving. Nothing should be done with an attitude of pride, rather he admonishes “lowliness of mind” a deep sense of humility, an honest evaluation of one’s own nature. It is easy to slip into pride, especially where “gifts” or education is concerned. One can easily exalt himself, I see and hear it all the time, yes different levels of maturity can set a person apart, as it should, but in lowliness of mind, Paul states here to esteem others as better than himself. What this means is, ahhh getting rid of the thought of “I”. I’m the authority! I’m the prophet! I’m the preacher! I’m the educated one! I, I, I….!!! Scriptures say, “He gave SOME!!!! Not ONE as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors, and Teachers.
Too much competition in the Body! I prophesied it! I got the Word! I did it! I wrote it! I signed my name on it!!! Ok, I know this messing some folks up, but I get so tired of hearing everybody copies off me!! Im the only one who hears from GOD! I’m the best preacher! When my Bible says, out of the mouths of two or three witnesses a matter shall be ESTABLISHED! I don’t know about you, but when GOD drops something in my spirit, and I get a text, a phone call, nor log on to FB and see the same thought, the same WORD! I start shouting!!! Because that’s confirmation to me!!! That MY GOD is triple SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT HE SAID!!!! I have no problem saying, honey you said that!!! I was thinking the same thing!!! I don’t need no recognition, no reward, and no reverence! GOD gets the Glory!!!
I have no problem saying, honey I was going to say it this way, but YOU!!!!!! Just tore it up!!!!! The Word says give credit where credit is due!!! CELEBRATION IS HARD FOR FOLKS IN THE BODY OF CHRIST!
I will tell you in a minute, I’m leaping in my spirit over the delivery from your belly!!!!! We got to drop the PRIDE!!! It aint about who said it first!! It’s about GOD speaking and confirming what HE will bring to pass!!! (Ok I’m going to get off that!!! Before I get into too much trouble!!! ** SIDE NOTE!!! NOW, IM NOT CONDONING MOCKING SPIRITS, OR DUPLICATING SPIRITS, OR WITCHCRAFT SPIRITS OR PERSONS WHO HAVE NOT MATURED IN THEIR AREAS OF GIFTING, ….BUT PRIDE MAKES THEM WANT ATTENTION SO THEY PRETEND THEY GOT A WORD AND AINT HEARD NOTHING!! SOME FOLKS are MASTERS AT DUPLICATION!!!! THEY CAN TAKE A WORD FROM SOMEBODY ELSE AND DOCTOR IT UP SO GOOD (add a couple more scriptures** and make it sound authentic) THAT’S PRIDE AND CRAFTINESS!!! WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TRUE HUMILITY HERE!!! AND LOWLINESS OF MIND!!! I can stay right here; because some “seasoned” saints ought to be teaching the younger saints! Instead of jealousy and being envious!!! Ok ok, let me move!!!
LOWLINESS OF MIND. … CONSIDER OTHERS AS BETTER THAN YOURSELVES. CAN YOU STEP BACK AND LET SOMEBODY ELSE SHINE!!!! CAN YOU SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE SOMEBODY ELSE? DO YOU HAVE THE MIND OF A SERVANT? Phil 2:5-8 tells us, “Christ Jesus being in the very nature GOD, did not consider equality with GOD something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-even death on a cross” “Made Himself nothing is also translated MADE HIMSELF OF NO
REPUTATION! Wow that ought to mess some folks up right there! I KNOW IT DID ME!!! There were times, I was in the company of other Pastors and my mind (PRIDE) was, I’m where you are, what an humbling experience and feeling it is to step down off the pedestal and consider others as better than yourselves. Not too long ago, I met a woman via FB, who was traveling to speak when she mentioned that she didn’t have a traveling companion, I offered to assist her, carry her books, sit in the back at the table and sell her material, SERVE someone I had never met,
And it was an AWESOME experience! It wasn’t about me, or my time to neither speak, promote my book nor network. Just SERVICE! I remember being the guest speaker at an event, there was a spill on the floor and people were passing by as if they didn’t see it, or rather were too good to stoop down. I went into the bathroom got napkins and got on my hands and knees, while everyone else just starred with their noses in the air. The woman over the event, asked, “What are you doing, we need to take you to your seat?” I replied, “ I didn’t want anyone to slip and fall” Can you imagine the peoples face’s when I was introduced as the Speaker for the day?
DAY 8 HUMILITY! Biblical Humility is not serving with the attitude of false hood, insecurity , nor allowing others to mistreat you, it is knowing WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST; FULLY CONFIDENT IN WHO YOU ARE! All the while, declaring total dependence on GOD, Esteeming others as better than yourself, and SERVING for a HIGHER PURPOSE. I know you got the DOCTRATE but can you SERVE someone with NO DEGREE? I know that you are an ORATOR but can you allow someone else to speak? I know that you are OSCAR material, but can you allow someone else to have the part? I know your schedule is laid out, but can you sacrifice to help someone else? I know those are your new shoes, but can you take them off?
Thank you for joining Daphney Chaney and me, Clara Peters as we take this walk. Minister Chaney will share for 10 days. I pray that you have been blessed these last few days while on this love walk. If you are just joining, go back and read the other days before today you will truly be blessed .
GOD Bless You Much Love Minister Clara Peters