FROM THE PULPIT: Humble yourself before He humbles you

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 04:59 PM.

That’s what it means to humble ourselves, to feel that burden. However, I wonder if we have become too proud to rend our hearts, weep and mourn.

Even in desperate times, we have one great source of hope. We can move God’s heart by our pleas, and a passionate calling on God’s name by his people always precedes revival.

However, God is moved by someone’s kneeling, not his or her standing.

God tells us repeatedly that if we are serious about humbling ourselves, we must pray and fast.

Jesus, in His teaching, did not say “if” you fast. He said “when” you fast.

Fasting is one of God’s ordained ways of humbling ourselves.

Psalms 35:13 says, "I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting."

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