May 4th 2021 · Day 124
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What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘humility’? In Acts 14:14 we see a radical expression of humility in response to the misplaced praises of the people: Paul and Barnabas tear their clothes and cry out when they hear that the works of the Lord were being attributed to them.
These apostles were repulsed by the notion that they should receive the credit due to God – they had not allowed arrogance into their hearts that might have told them they were, at least in part, responsible for the miracles and wonders that characterised their ministry.
During the coronavirus pandemic my church, as many others, started livestreaming its services online. I was able to be a part of this ministry by serving on the team responsible for the online audio mix – something I thought I’d be great at with my previous experience in music and using mixing software. Before my first week, I had practised at home, watched many tutorials and read all that I could about live mixing for broadcast. The service was great – and I thought my mix sounded awesome! At least, until I played it back when I got home.
It sounded dreadful.
In that moment the voice of the Holy Spirit humbled my heart: ‘You think you can do this without me?’ I replied, ‘Lord, forgive me. I let arrogance into my heart that told me I could do this task without You.’
My next week was spent in prayer, not practise, and the results showed!
Pause and reflect: Are there areas of your life where you believe your skills and experience have qualified you to live without the Lord? Let’s repent of our arrogance and seek humility in prayer!
Originally from the Midlands, UK, Andrew and Vicki live in North Carolina, USA with their awesome children. On a journey of learning how to humbly do family God’s way, they are passionate about seeing broken lives restored through the love of Jesus, studying scripture, and seeking the presence of God in worship.
© Victory Church UK 2021