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1081st -- A Humble Spirit


It is important that we always have a humble spirit and not think more 
highly of ourselves than we ought to. Remaining humble in spirit simply 
means that we remember our roots and where we came from and not allow our 
ego to make us think we are better than or more important than the next 
person. How we act outwardly is a direct reflection of how we think of 
and see ourselves inwardly. When we have an out of control ego we think 
we are smarter, more talented, more able and just plain better than those 
around us. When we puff ourselves up as if we are better than the next 
person, we are not only hindering our usefulness in this world, but we are 
also displeasing the Lord by our actions. The Bible declares in Romans 
12:3 “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of 
yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with 
sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.”

We must always remember and keep in mind that this earthly body came from 
the dust of the earth and will one day return to dust again. We must be 
heavenly minded and always have the right spirit within us. We must be 
humble in spirit thinking the best of others, always willing to lend a 
helping hand and always available to encourage and lift up those who are 
having a hard time at that moment. When we humble ourselves, the Lord 
will lift us up. There is no need for us to seek recognition or demand to 
be known for our wealth, stature or social status. Always wanting 
recognition is a clear sign that one's ego needs to be re-examined. We 
don't need to be recognized in order to be rewarded. The Lord who sees 
all things done openly and in secret will give us a just reward for acting 
in a manner that is pleasing to Him.
(Ecclesiastes 3:20) (Luke 12:48) (Matthew 6:1-4)

I encourage you to always remain humble and meek in your spirit and think 
of yourself as a servant who has been given much so that you can use it to 
better yourself and those around you. The Lord will use us much more when 
we have a humble and teachable spirit. He will do things through us that 
we never thought possible. He will use us to touch lives in ways that 
we've never imagined. When we humble ourselves the Lord says “Yes I can 
use that one for My purposes.” And when we are used for God's purposes, 
our life will be one that we can be proud of and we will be thankful that 
God found us worthy to be a vessel and an instrument to change this world 
for the better. (Proverbs 16:18-19) (Matthew 11:28-30) (Galatians 6:7-9)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to always remain 
humble in your spirit and allow the Lord to work through you all the days 
of your life.


In his own eyes, Mike was the most popular guy around. “A lot of women are 
gonna be totally miserable when I marry,” he boasted to his date.

“Really?” she said. “And just how many women are you intending to marry?” 
(Maybe you knew that guy.)

But I like the story of a young woman who wanted to go to college. Her 
heart sank, however, when she read the question on the admission form that 
asked, “Are you a leader?” Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote, 
“No,” and returned the application, expecting the worst.

To her surprise, she received this letter from the college: “Dear 
applicant: A study of the admission forms reveals that this year our 
school will enroll 1,452 new leaders. We would like to accept you because 
we feel it is imperative that they have at least one follower.”

Sometimes a little bit of humble pie goes well with a rich meal.

Actually, what passes for conceit in many people is often just a plea for 
attention. A poor sense of self may cause one to want to be the prominent 
star in every constellation. Humility, on the other hand, does not require 
that one shine less brightly than others, simply that all be given 
opportunity to shine.

That great 19th Century African American educator Booker T. Washington 
exemplified the power of a simple and modest spirit. A story is told of a 
day when Washington, then a professor at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, 
happened to pass the mansion of a wealthy woman as he walked to work.

The woman did not recognize him and called out, “Hey you! Come here! I 
need some wood chopped!” She was a product of her southern post-Civil War 
culture and simply perceived him as a black man who was there to do her bidding.

Without a word, Dr. Washington peeled off his jacket, picked up the ax and 
went to work. He not only cut a large pile of wood, he also carried the 
firewood into the house and arranged it neatly by the fireplace.

He had scarcely left when a servant said to the woman, “I guess you didn't 
recognize him, ma'am, but that was Professor Washington!”

Embarrassed and ashamed, the woman hurried over to Tuskegee Institute to 
apologize. The great educator respectfully replied: “There's no need to 
apologize, madam. I'm delighted to do favors for my friends.”

The professor may have taught one of his greatest lessons that day. It was 
a lesson about astronomy: he taught that every star can shine without one 
out-shining all the others. It was a lesson about peace: he taught how 
self-interest must often be set aside for the good of the whole. And it 
was a lesson about spirituality: he taught about the power of a meek and 
humble spirit in a world where aggression is too-often confused with strength.

It is a lesson we are still learning.

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 Peter 5:5-7 “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. 
Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: 
for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble 
yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you 
in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Proverbs 22:1-5 “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and 
loving favour rather than silver and gold. The rich and poor meet 
together: the Lord is the maker of them all. A prudent man foreseeth the 
evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. By 
humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life. 
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his 
soul shall be far from them.”

Philippians 2:2-3 “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the 
same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through 
strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better 
than themselves.”

John 13:13-15 Jesus declares
“Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; 
for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye 
also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, 
that ye should do as I have done to you.”

Colossians 3:23-25 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, 
and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of 
the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong 
shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of 

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: HEALED AND WHOLE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: HEALED FROM DEPRESSION
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony130.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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