He Lifted Me depicts that precious lifting in the midst of a season of humbling even as we are reminded of our need to stay humble always especially in a moment of honoring.
“So bow down under God’s strong hand; then when the time comes, God will lift you up.” 1 Peter 5:6 (VOICE)
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down [to eat] at the place of honor, since a more distinguished person than you may have been invited by the host, and he who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this man your place,’ and then, in disgrace you proceed to take the last place. But when you are invited, go and sit down [to eat] at the last place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; and then you will be honored in the presence of all who are at the table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled [before others], and he who habitually humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:8-11 (AMP)
The greater the giftings, the greater the need to be intentional about staying humble. Pride is an inhibitor to successful ministry. Great leaders consider others first, walking in humility having accepted the responsibility of the burden of authority. Remember that if you choose to exalt yourself God will humble you (Matthew 23:12), so choose to humble yourself and allow Him to do the exalting. Guard your heart, beloved. Humble yourself under His mighty hand and allow Him to raise you in His perfect timing. It is God who lifts men up and makes them great (1 Chronicles 29:11-12), position and power come from Him alone so do not waste your time seeking man’s approval – function with one goal in mind: to please God.
“If we really understand the grace of God, which is more valuable than any earthly treasure or position, then we would have a vision and focus on trying to do all that we could to humble ourselves because the Scriptures say repeatedly that He gives His grace to the humble. This is especially important for prophetic people to grasp because if you are used in a great way, people will be prone to want to exalt you, and you will be tempted to start thinking of yourself more highly than you should, which will always lead to a fall” (From “The Importance of Humility” by Rick Joyner of MorningStar Ministries).
The name of the silk hidden in this image is He Lifted Me Up. The colors in it are sand representing carried by God and feet shall not slip, seafoam green representing new life, new beginning and restoration, royal blue representing overcomer, slate representing cleansing and removal of hindrances (Also a rock, a firm place. He is reminding you of your firm place in Him. He is your firm foundation, and whether this be your time of humbling or being lifted up – He is your rock.), and lavender representing intimacy.
Father, help us to choose humility regardless of circumstance. Help our hearts to align with Your perfect will. We desire to be in Your timing and Your ordained position – whether humbled or exalted – we only want to be where You would place us. And may all honor and glory be unto You.