This morning I thought about how much I desire God to display His power more and more in and through my life. What do we have to do to release this power?
I thought about this all morning, and then I realized this beautiful thing:
In the Bible, the most powerful one is the humble servant.
The most powerful moment we observe in scripture is when Jesus lays down His power. I thought about Philippians 2 and how Jesus took on the nature of a servant. What a display of God’s power follows! Consider the words here where Paul instructs us to have “the same mindset as Christ Jesus”:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
When I think about the upside-down picture of the most powerful one being the humble, obedient servant, I realize God’s agenda for me. It’s a lifelong journey to become less so He becomes more. It’s to serve. It’s to surrender. It’s to live humbly and carefully in alignment to a different King, in a different Kingdom, with a different model of power.