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Stay In The Center
Lately, I have been hearing a familiar warning from the Lord.  He is telling me, "Remain in the center of my will, in the center of humility."  When I hear these words from the Lord, I am always reminded of the way these words first came to me.  Quite some time ago, I received a letter from a pastor friend. In a portion of the letter, he stated; "Stay under the shadow of humility, not near the edge, but deep in the center, because God is going to lift you up and it is your humility that will keep you grounded in Jesus."  Don't stay near the edge of humility, but deep in the center.  At the time of this letter, God showed me that staying in the center of humility would provide safety and security.  If you are in the center of something it would take a great deal of effort to fall from it. However, if you sit on the edge of something, falling is likely.  Imagine sitting on the edge of a fence. A sudden wind could knock you off the fence.  In the same way, if you sit on the edge of the will of God, or the edge of humility, falling is always a risk. One small blow can knock you off. Or one small temptation can remove you from that place.  However, if you are in the center of His will. In the center of humility. It will take a large shaking to remove you from that place of safety.

If we live on the edge of humility, we live on the edge of pride.  Every property line borders something.  Humility borders pride. To be safe in the realm of humility, we must be in the center of it, not on the edge.  If I am on the edge of God's will, I am also on the edge of disobedience. However, if I stay in the center of God's will, I would have to travel a long distance to get out of His will.  If I am on the edge of love, I am also on the edge of hate. But, if I stay in the center of love, I would have to travel to walk out of it.  With humility. If I press in until I am in the center of humility, pride is far from me. I love that. Remember, if you live on the edge of anything, it will always border something else.

My friends, it is not enough to be on the edge of God's will. In the center of His will is the only place to be.  I have never been a person who wants to live on the edge. I want to live in the center of all Gods word says. In the center of humility. In the center of love.  In the center of peace. In the center of His will. In that place...I find safety. In that place, I dwell in peace. I encourage you today, stay in the center of God...of His word, His will and humility.

From Daily Devotions: Kim Potter, A New Thing Ministries