My friends, I want to share two very powerful teaching sermons by Kris Vallotton with you (I will continue the worship series on Wednesday). These are so powerful and anointed, I'm sure. And I don't you to miss the chance to listen to them (not sure how long the links will be available).
There are two of them and I recommend you listen to them both. If you find you can only do one, then listen to part two. Kris outlines five areas of successful living in the kingdom:
- Be present
- Be thankful
- Have a big YES!
- Be humble
I found myself deeply convicted by the first one, about being present. I am definitely guilty of this one and am now commited to following the Holy Spirit's leading to change this. I learned to live in the moment through my daughter's cancer ordeal, but in the last year or so, I lost sight of this. Makes me think of Matthew 6:34:
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
But it's so much more than worry. It's also about not missing out on what's right in front of you, including diving appointments. You'll understand more as you listen.
At the end, Kris gives a list of signs of humility. I typed them out and will keep them in my journal, because I know have several to work on. Here's that list:
13 Signs That You're Humble
- You know who you are without requiring others to acknowledge your identity.
- You allow others to get credit for things that should be attributed to you.
- You take a lower seat than you deserve.
- You refuse to promote yourself.
- You allow others to share their accomplishments without sharing yours especially when yours are greater.
- You have an attitude that no task is beneath you.
- You’re honest about your weaknesses.
- You admit your mistakes.
- You live below your means.
- You work to promote others.
- You’re teachable.
- You’re correctable.
- You’re influencable.
And I love this line that he shares: "Adversity may be the mother of invention, but humility if the father of promotion."
Such profound teaching in these two sermons, dear friends. I pray they bless you greatly, encourage you deeply, and challenge you to move and grow in your faith. That is God's loving heart for all of us.
Learning and growing with you!