We have seen it many times in movies or pictures, when one is brought into the presence of royalty or greatness, the first thing they do is bow to their knees in reverence and humility. In Ephesians 3:14, Paul mentions praying from a posture of bowing his knees. This position of utmost humility was in contrast to the more normal posture of prayer in that culture in which they would pray standing with hands raised up. And yet, all through scripture we see this posture…kneeling to pray. From Solomon's dedication of the temple to Jesus in the Garden, praying from the knees is shown as a definite sign of humility before the Lord. I want to encourage you, if you are physically able, to make kneeling before the Lord a common practice in your life. There is just something about that act that immediately places us in a position of service before our Lord. And when we humble ourselves before Him on our knees, He makes us that much stronger when we stand.
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