Humility & Worship
Let me suggest that there be a re-centering of our hearts and minds
towards Jesus Christ. This re-centering is the result of an unrelenting
desire to please God and serve God’s purpose in the earth driven by a spirit of humility—which is the foundational trait of worship.
Humility is the unique ability to live submitted and yielded to Jesus Christ. It is the willingness to fully give yourself to God with no agendas for personal gain.
In Romans 12:1-8, Paul writes, “So then, my brothers and sisters, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God — what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect. And because of God’s gracious gift to me I say to every one of you: do not think of yourself more highly than you should. Instead, be modest in your thinking, and judge yourself according to the amount of faith that God has given you. We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions. In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body. So we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us. If our gift is to speak God’s message, we should do it according to the faith that we have; if it is to serve, we should serve; if it is to teach, we should teach; if it is to encourage others, we should do so. Whoever shares with others should do it generously; whoever has authority should work hard; whoever shows kindness to others should do it cheerfully.” (NLT)
The intent of this Pauline teaching is to reveal the humility of believers who have been genuinely impacted by Jesus Christ. This level of humility comes as we acknowledge our need for Jesus Christ within the worship experience.
Humility mushrooms as the elders of Church exemplify a brokenness before God in the presence of the people of God. This brokenness is not the result of failure or overt flaws but rather a recognition of need for Jesus Christ. The church then, cannot and will not worship until humility becomes both desired and manifested.