(Celebrating Pastor Toks)
“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name…”
– Philippians 2:5-9 (NIV)
Humility is an incredibly amazing asset for believers to have. It is also critical because God inevitably blesses and lifts His Children.
Many have related humility with poverty and make statements like ‘he is from a humble background’ referring to a man’s poor family estate. This isn’t our case.
God expects us to be humble because largely all our blessings are unmerited. We are blessed immensely but out of the profound grace of our Saviors shed blood.
Secondly, we are blessed to be an attraction to the cross, but everyone dislikes a proud and haughty fellow. Pride is offensive both to God and men, and so today review how you live.
Who do we ascribe our successes to? Our experience, talent, connections or grace upon our lives? Do you consistently share testimonies of God at work, in your career, academics etc or do you take His glory. Remember that people love to praise people.
Be careful to ascribe all glory to God for any good that comes to you. This is the way of the Lord.
Jesus refused to push His rights of Godhead as it were with the Father, but yielded in obedience and served, making Himself of no reputation! If Jesus served as one with no reputation then so also you.
Let people around you be comfortable with you. Let them feel the warmth, welcome and love of God through your humility and let that be your signpost that points them to the redeeming power of the Cross!
In recognition of a life that truly signposts humility that points to Christ, we celebrate our dearest Senior Pastor at The Capstone (Church Without Walls) and the Visioner of this platform, Quiet In The Storm Daily Devotional, Pastor Beulah Tokunbo Johnson today as he clocks another year.
He is indeed a leader that is so comfortable to be with. His humility, warmth and love for God is highly infectious. A leader with a heart of gold, we thank God for the gift of you to this generation.
May your influence endure as long as the sun and the moon, through all generations.
Happy Happy Birthday Pastor “Beulahtoks” Johnson.
Dear Heavenly Father, In humble adoration I bow before your throne. Thank you for the life of your son, Pastor Beulah Tokunbo Johnson. I ask for your grace and mercy to be multiplied to him specially today. May his life be a reference for greatness in God’s kingdom. May his family be blessed indeed. May His strength be renewed daily like that of the Eagle. May he and his household serve you all the days of their life. In Jesus Name I pray Amen.