Humility

The Importance of Failure

The Importance of Failure
Nobody likes to fail, but everybody does at some time in their lives. However there is much we can learn from failing, and without failure we may in fact never come into everything Christ plans for us. In this important message from Philip Alley we learn why failure isn't so bad after all, as long as we don't give up. We also learn about some of the dangers of success.

Surrender

John Alley begins his message with a brief outline of some of the history of Peace, including a word that was given indicating that we needed to “rope ourselves together for the push to the summit”. From this word, it became apparent that the Lord required the people to join together for prayer every week as a group no less than 60 strong – and this was the beginning of the Watch of the Lord, the Friday night prayer meeting that continues to this day. We reached the summit, says John, in 2002 – but we did not realise it…

Humility

Humility
"True Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less" - C. S. Lewis Traditionally Humility is viewed in a negative way, often associated with humiliation, or to be put low. Philip Alley puts forward a more positive definition of humility to be embraced. John Dickson says “Humility is the noble choice to forgo your status, deploy your resources or use your influence for the good of others before yourself.” True Humility assumes the dignity or strength of the one possessing the virtue.