Friday, March 23, 2012

Suggestions for Humility: Weakening Pride to Cultivate Humility

1. Reflect on the wonder of the cross of Christ.

As Each Day Begins
1. Acknowledge your dependence upon God and your need for God
2. Express your gratefulness to God
3. Practice the spiritual disciplines - prayer, study God's Word, sing praises. Give him worship. Do this consistently each day and at the day's outset if possible
4. Seize your commute time to memorize and meditate on Scripture
5. Cast your cares upon him, for he cares for you
6. Reflect on the forgiveness of God's mercy to you an unworthy sinner

As Each Day Ends
1. Transfer the glory and praise to God for the occurrences of the day
2. Before going to sleep, receive this gift of sleep from God and acknowledge his purpose for sleep

For Special Focus
1. Study the attributes of God
2. Study the doctrines of grace
3. Study the doctrine of sin
4. Laugh often, and laugh often at yourself
5. Go for a walk

Throughout Your Days and Weeks 
1. Identify evidences of grace in others and thank God for them!
2. Encourage and serve others each and every day
3. Invite and pursue correction
4. When trials come respond in humility knowing God is conforming you to Christ through it (Rom 8:28-29).

*This article is taken from Humility: True Greatness by C. J. Mahaney (pp.171-2).

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