Archive for January 30th, 2008

Living Humbly

Over the past few weeks I have been reading the book Humility by C.J. Mahaney which is pictured above in this post. I chose the book to challenge myself and to examine my life in light of this topic. Humility once theologian has said is the hardest thing to accomplish in the Christian life. While I agree with the theologian I also must constantly remind myself that I am commanded in the New Testament to humble myself before God if I expect to grow in greater ways.

This book is a book that I sincerely believe that every Christian should pick up and read. It is small in size but packed full of insight and wisdom that will hopefully force you to put it down after every chapter to reflect upon your walk with God. Humility is not just a life of seeming like we are giving in with certain people or areas of our lives. Humility encompasses who we are as a whole. Mahaney in his treatment on this subject broadened my thinking about this and while reading through the material the Holy Spirit laid upon me several convictions. Those convictions are areas that need to be dealt with in a season of prayer and a desire to grow in new ways. If you are a Christian and you know that you have some issues that have been frustrating you the problem could be your own pride. You do not have to stay frustrated! Pick up this book and examine yourself with a man who has problems (he admits it throughout the book) and a Pastor’s heart and see what you need to work on. Paul told the Church at Philippi to “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” and that command applies to everyone who professes allegiance to Jesus.

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