Afternoon Semina r by Melody Maso n The Heart Where God Delights to Dwell! [The Beauty of Brokenness and Humility] General Conference Womens Ministries
International Womens Day of Prayer For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 57:15 Characteristics of Pride! Pride doesnt listen, it already knows. Characteristics of Pride! Pride doesnt listen, it already knows. Pride is the only disease that makes everyone sick except the one who has it!
Characteristics of Pride! Pride doesnt listen, it already knows. Pride is the only disease that makes everyone sick except the one who has it! Pride is the carbon monoxide of sin. It silently and slowly kills you without you even knowing.
This seminar is about You and Me! However trifling this or that wrong act may seem in the eyes of men, no sin is small in the sight of God. Mans judgment is partial, imperfect; but God estimates all things as they really are. The drunkard is
despised and is told that his sin will exclude him from heaven; while pride, selfishness, and covetousness too often go unrebuked . . . But these are sins that are especially offensive to God; for they are contrary to the benevolence of His character, to that unselfish love which is the very atmosphere
of the unfallen universe. He who falls into some of the grosser sins may feel a sense of his shame and poverty and his need of the grace of Christ . . . But pride feels no need, and so it closes the heart against Christ and the infinite blessings He came to give. Steps to Christ, p. 30
Our only claim to His mercy is our GREAT NEED! Ministry of Healing, p. 161
If you are in the wilderness, ave hope, because you are at the PERFECT PLACE for God to begin HIS WORK! Roof Off, Walls Down!
It is easy to think we humble ourselves before God: but humility towards men will be the only sufficient proof that our humility before God is real. - Andrew Murray Roof off, walls down... Let the proud spirit bow in humiliation. Let the hard heart be broken. No longer pet and pity and
exalt self. Look, oh look upon Him whom our sins have pierced. See Him descending step by step the path of humiliation to lift us up; abasing Himself till He could go no lower, and all to save us who were fallen by sin... ...Why will we be so indifferent, so cold, so formal, so proud, so self-sufficient? Who of us is faithfully following the Pattern? Who of us has instituted and continued the warfare against
pride of heart? Who of us has, in good earnest, brought himself to wrestle with selfishness until it should no longer dwell in the heart and be revealed in the life? Testimonies to the Church, vol. 5, p.18 Corrie Ten Booms Testimony To be broken is the beginning of
revival. It is painful, it is humiliating, but it is the only way. - Roy Hession What is true brokenness? True brokenness is a moment-by-moment lifestyle of agreeing with God about the true condition of my heart and lifenot as everyone else thinks it is
but as He knows it to be. Brokenness is the shattering of my self-willthe absolute surrender of my will to the will of God. It is saying, Yes, Lord! no resistance, no chafing, no stubbornnesssimply submitting myself [no matter the pain or cost] to His direction and will in my life. - Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth We shall often have to bow down
to weep at the feet of Jesus, because of our shortcomings and mistakes. But we are not to be discouraged As we distrust our own power, we shall trust the power of our Redeemer. Selected Messages, book 1, p. 337 The Beauty of Humility
The Beauty of Brokenness and Humility! [The full Version!] Pride versus Humility! Slide 1
Proud self-filled people see all the good they do and feel worthy of Salvation. Humble selfless people know that only through Christs righteousness can they gain Salvation. Proud self-filled people feel confident and proud of how much they know. Humble selfless people feel humbled by how much they have yet to learn.
Slide 2 Proud self-filled people thank God that they arent like the world around them. Humble selfless people realize that pride itself is as deadly as the sins of the world. Proud self-filled people carry grudges because they have difficulty saying, I was wrong. Will you forgive
me? Humble selfless people are quick to say, Im sorry, lets work this out. Slide 3 Proud self-filled people tend to focus on the failures and weaknesses of others and are unmoved by another's brokenness. Humble selfless people feel deeply their own
weaknesses and great spiritual need and are sensitive to those who are broken. Proud self-filled people have to prove they are right and save face even when they are wrong. Humble selfless people are willing to yield the right to be right in situations even when they are right, as they are more worried about being righteous before God than being right before men.
Slide 4 Proud self-filled people are selfishly protective of personal space, time, and their reputation. Humble selfless people have a generous giving spirit and are willing to be inconvenienced, allowing God to protect their space, time, and reputation. Proud self-filled people are too busy to notice or reach out to the small people in their lives, those who cant benefit them in some specific way.
Humble selfless people are always seeking to serve and minister to even the least of these as unto Jesus. Slide 5 Proud self-filled people desire to be recognized and applauded, and they covet promotions, trophies and awards. Humble selfless people desire to be faithful that Gods glory may be seen, and they shy away from recognition
or applause. Proud self-filled people are quick to flaunt their titles and great achievements and feel entitled to special treatment. Humble selfless people dont need to speak of their titles or achievements, and they are content to go unnoticed as long as God gets the glory. Slide 6
Proud self-filled people use their life and any influence theyve received as a stage to showcase themselves. Humble selfless people use the stage and influence God has given to seek to exalt Christ and make sure only He is seen. Proud self-filled people have difficulty serving and submitting to others, and they are especially prone to criticize and murmur against those in positions of authority or leadership.
Humble selfless people, like Jesus, serve all in humility, without regard to status or position. They lift up those who can do them no benefit, as well as respectfully seeking to hold up the arms of those in authority. Slide 7 Proud self-filled people are always thinking about the good things they do for God, and how the church or ministry couldnt do without them.
Humble selfless people realize that without God, they can do nothing of value for His Kingdom. They feel humbled just to be used at all. Proud self-filled people are often cold, distant, rigid, unforgiving and unapproachable. When misunderstandings occur, they wait for others to make the first move. Humble selfless people are warm, loving, welcoming in their manners, forgiving, and easy to be entreated. They
are quick to make amends. Slide 8 Proud self-filled people are often defensive when criticized, and dont want others to know when they have made a mistake or done wrong. Humble selfless people receive criticism with a humble open heart and seek to grow by it. They are not overly concerned when others see their failures.
Proud self-filled people tend to walk alone and have difficulty sharing their spiritual struggles and needs with others. Humble selfless people are willing to be open, vulnerable, and real before others. They arent concerned about appearing weak, but want to be genuine that Gods strength can be glorified even in their times of weakness.
Slide 9 Proud self-filled people, when confessing sins to God, tend to confess in vague generalities. Dear God, please forgive me for all my sins. Humble selfless people, when confessing sins to God, always confess specific sins. Dear God, please forgive me for ___________. Proud self-filled people are concerned with being respectable and not a spectacle, and thus they often
live a self-righteous faade. Humble selfless people are more concerned with being right with God, and they shun all forms of hypocrisy or double living. Slide 10 Proud self-filled people compare themselves to others and feel deserving of honor and salvation. Humble selfless people recognize their true sinful
condition, and praise God that He sent His Son so that, though undeserving, they could receive salvation and honor. Proud self-filled people think they are pretty much ok, but they are blind to their true heart condition. Humble selfless people have a continual attitude of God be merciful to me a sinner! Slide 11
Proud self-filled people dont think they need revival, but they think everyone else does. (In fact, right about now, they are making a mental list of all those who need to read this list.) Humble selfless people will be the first to acknowledge that they need daily spiritual revival! They are constantly sensing their need of a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in their hearts and lives. Will You not revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You? Psalm 85:6 Praise the Lord, we serve a God that can change our hearts! Ezek. 36:26 Once again...
Lets give God our dust! And lets praise Him for His sweet tender mercy towards us! But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of [thy people.] Ps. 22:3 Lets Claim Gods Promises for Victory! Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of
God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2 Pet. 1:2-4)
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