The word pride could well be described in three words: me, myself, and I. It’s an attitude of elevation that puts us above others. It’s thinking more of ourselves than we should.
On the flip side of pride is humility. C.S. Lewis summed it up well when he wrote, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
Looking to the Bible, we see Jesus who was equal with God and yet He was willing to take on the form of man. Even lower than that—the form of a servant. As believers we’re called to imitate Him—to trade in our self-centered lives for a Christ-centered one.
God doesn’t give us direction just to play with our minds. He guides us with wisdom, compassion and love. He knows that pride leads to destruction, while humility paves a road toward peace.
So, if I could give you one piece of advice today, it would be this: value humility. Hold it as dearly as you would a fine gem. Choose well. Choose love. Choose Christ.
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Tilling the Soil
Read John 13:1-17 where we see Jesus washing the feet of His disciples. We see our Savior Who was God in every way and yet He chose to be a servant of man so that we might be saved.
Who, being in very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! (Philippians 2:6-8, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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