Pastor Steve TaylorFasting 2016

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name.—Philippians 2:5-9
Jesus “emptied Himself,” that is, He laid aside His divine privileges and became nothing that God might become all. Jesus resigned Himself to the Father’s will and power that He, the Father might work through Him, Jesus.
Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself” John 15:9
“My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.“  John 7:16
“I am not here on my own authority.” John 7:28
“For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent me.” John 6:38
“The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing His work.” John 14:10
Jesus lost nothing by giving all to God. God honored His trust, and did all for Him, and then exalted Him to His own right hand in glory.
His (Jesus’) humility was simply the surrender of Himself to God, to allow Him to do in him what He pleased, whatever men around might say of him, or do to him.” — Andrew Murray
The only hope of decreasing self is an increasing Christ. – F B Meyer
Bible Reading: Psalm 149
Prayer Focus: Decrease me LORD until there is no me left….only YOU