Scripture of The Day 

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Romans 12:3)

 

I recently watched an interview with Missionary Heidi Baker on the 700 Club. Heidi and her husband Rolland have been missionaries for over 30 years. They have planted over 7000 bush churches in Mozambique. They have seen extensive miracles in Africa and have witnessed the healing of hundreds of deaf and blind people.

One of the questions asked by the 700 Club interviewer was why do we not see those types of miracles in our churches in the West? What is the secret? Heidi’s answer was very simple and yet very profound. Her response was, “You need to get low.”

I want us to think about Heidi’s answer in the light of the scriptures. The way I see it, there is a spiritual and natural side to getting low. Let’s all
examine ourselves as to where we are in this process. Jesus is our “get low” example. He gave up His throne and all the supernatural advantages of Heaven to be born in a manger and take on an earthly body. He chose to minister to sinners and heal the sick. He decided to ride in on a donkey. He chose to wash the disciple’s feet. He chose to be beaten and die on a cross for you and me. He chose to “get low” in everything He did!

John the Baptist “got low” like this. He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30). I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: (Matthew 3:11)

I heard a wise man say, “Sometimes the victory is not in the fight, but the surrender.”   Humility is a powerful thing.  In simple terms, none of us need to act so high and mighty. We need to “get low” before an Almighty God and we need to “get low” in our ministry one to another.

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