Short Thought continued.....
Fall On Your Knees
‘The source of revelation-knowledge is found as you fall down in surrender before the Lord.
Don’t expect to see Shekinah glory until the Lord sees your sincere humility.’
(Proverbs 15:33 TPT)
‘The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honour is humility.’
(Proverbs 15:33 NKJV)
One of my favourite songs to sing this time of year is ‘O Holy Night’ *.
There is something in its lyrics and tune that stir me to anticipate the Christ-child.
As the chorus begins to reach its crescendo, my spirit is moved in joy and anticipation:
“Fall on your knees..” *
To fall on your knees is such a visceral response to the presence of God,
an unbidden humbling caused by seeing, sensing, feeling awe at His majesty.
This Christmas I want … that.
I want to be so moved by the idea that God broke into time
and became incarnate that my only response is down:
to kneel, to hang my head, to delight in and experience the full weight of Him from a lowly position.
Prayer: Bless me, Lord, with the joy of sweet surrender.
Thought: He humbled Himself so that I might humble myself, and ‘before Him bend’ *.
What new revelation of God may come from that stance of humility and awe?
*Public domain: “Cantique de Noel" by Adolphe Adam (1802-1856).