We need a humble eye, not humble pie

A humble eye learns to see things the way God sees them, not the way we see them. It sees life and all it’s amenities as undeserved gifts.

Humility has nothing to boast about. It doesn’t pretend to outsmart reality. Humility realizes and admits that our desires, feelings, and opinions may be completely off track.

Humility is the willingness to learn and to accept the truth, even when you don’t like it. It is to be open to correction and immune to rejection. To embrace humility is to be more concerned about conspiracy and deception in your own heart than in the world around you.

Humility is freedom from self-focus. It isn’t distracted with a desire for recognition, approval, or applause. Humility is the willingness to do small things that seem insignificant and to do them well.

Humility is the courage to be honest. Pride likes to hide behind lies.

Humility lets God set the rules, seeks to live by them, and openly admits any failures to do so. It believes that God loves us, not because we are lovable, but because He is loving and merciful. If you won’t learn from “Christ in you,” you surely won’t learn from a sermon.

The way
To pray
Is to say
Humble words
From the heart.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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