Knowing our place before God is vital for us as Christians. We are His children when we come to Christ, but we still have to understand that He is Almighty God. He is the King and Creator of the universe. All powers and principalities are under Him. He is all powerful, all knowing and all present.
When I was a new Christian I used to watch a lot of old movies. I especially enjoyed the ones with kings and knights in from the middle ages. I always loved the way that the knights came back from battle, laid down their swords and knelt face down before the king. They only rose when the king gave them the order to rise.
For me this is a good picture of knowing our place before God. Yes He is our Abba Father, but He is also our King. In fact He is the King of all kings and the Lord or all lords. I need to remember that I need to be like the knights and bow before my King.
As I type I am reminded of James 4:10 in the NLT. It says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honour”. My heart is to humble myself before God and wait for Him to ask me to rise. My heart is to always know my place before the King of the universe.
Heavenly Father, help me to always know my place before You. I pray that I will always be humble before You. I pray that I will always be found in Your presence ready to do Your will. I pray I will only rise when You say to rise. I ask in Jesus name, Amen.