I am reading a book- "Humility: The Journey Toward Holiness" by Andrew Murray. What an intimidating title, yes. I am in a discipleship group with some ladies who serve much in our church in Austin. It has been filling my cup for many reasons. We are all wrestling with the things this book is bringing about to our minds and hearts. So, I am reading in a chapter today and find this statement:
"We may find professors and ministers, evangelists and Christian workers, missionaries and teachers, in whom the gifts of the Spirit are many and manifest, and who are the channels of blessing to multitudes, but of whom, when tested, or close interpersonal relationships reveal their true characters, it is only too evident that the grace of humility, as an abiding characteristic, is rarely to be seen."
and this one:
"Until a humility that rests in nothing less than the end and death of self, and which gives up all the honor of men as Jesus did to seek the honor that comes from God alone (which absolutely makes and counts itself nothing) that God may be all, that the Lord alone may be exalted - until such a humility is what we seek in Christ above our chief joy, and welcome at any price, there is very little hope of a faith that will conquer the world."
Shanda and Rachel....i know you sing with me on this one!