What does the word “humble” mean to you? When you see that word what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Less than… low in spirit… giving up selfish ways… submission??? The actual definition for “humble” is… unassuming in attitude and behavior; feeling or showing respect towards other people; relatively low in rank and without pretensions. And the opposite of humble… brazen, boastful, prideful.
I admit I have struggled with pride over my lifetime and still do… it is one of my ongoing battles. Reading in Philippians 2:1-11, it talks about Christ’s humility… living with humility and unity. It touches my heart to think of how Christ humbled Himself because of His love for me… for you! He gave up His glorious life in heaven to become a man to serve the sinful people of this world… that is the ultimate way to love!!!
“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:8
Is there someone God has laid on your heart to show love and Christ-like humility to? Your spouse… your child… a sibling… a parent… or even a stranger in line at the grocery store??? That kind of humbling kindness is great for the person who receives it, but you cannot imagine how much good it will do for you! The first time you do it… it may be hard, but every time after… it will get easier, especially when you are doing it for your love of the Father and by staying focused on Him.
As I walk out my day today, I will be watching for those moments when I can humbly give of myself and show the love I have so freely been given through Jesus Christ by the Father. You have IT in you too if you are a follower of Jesus Christ… you have the power that can change someone’s day, even someone’s life. I pray you will take that step with me!
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10
Rejoicing in Truth!