Thursday, 14 February 2013

Put On a Heart of Humility

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience: bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone: just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. (Colossians 3:12-13)

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)
Father, I want to do this Your way. I want to learn Your heart, that gives up its own. I want the strength to bend my will and my way to give even to those who hurt me. I want to love my enemies. I want to learn the kind of grace that bows when it wants to fight; that cedes what it could win; that refrains from defending its own rights; that willingly takes the low place. I want this more than I want power, more than I want place, more than I want to be recognized. I want Your praise more than I want the praise of those around me. I want to please You when it means my hurt, my loss, my humiliation. Please make me able. Make me strong for this. Teach me to war against my rebel self. Let me bear humiliation here and so save me from the real shame of my triumphant self.

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