W-O-R-S-H-I-P, Part 5: Humble

The Humble Worshiper echoes John the Baptist’s proclamation, ‘He must increase, but I must decrease’ (John 3:30), and he does so with joy and confidence. The humble minister recognizes and accepts his place in the grand scheme of redemption. He gleans wisdom from 20 centuries of Christian worship and sees himself as a steward—not the owner—of the theological, ecclesial, and liturgical riches that have been passed down through the ages. He is quick to listen and slow to speak (James 1:19); and when he does speak his words are ‘gracious, seasoned with salt’ (Colossians 4:6). 

    The Humble Worshiper is a faithful facilitator of a holy ebb and flow: When the human ego ebbs, the divine Spirit flows.