Humble Beginnings

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Humble Beginnings

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Humble Beginnings

Written by Luz Leigh - 09 October 2009

Today again I am quoting a portion of the daily devotional in Open Windows. The scripture reference from 1 Peter 5:5-7 includes the following: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Verse 6

Jeff Bagwell, known to us 'stros fans as Baggy, played first base for the Houston Astros for many years. Batting cleanup, which means he batted fourth in the lineup, he hit towering home runs at a fast pace. But, arthritis in his shoulder began to curtail his ability, and management moved him down in the lineup from batting fourth to sixth. Such a move typically infuriates a well-paid athlete, but Bagwell simply said, "It's not about me."

The impetuous Peter had to learn this lesson over and over. He had seen James and John argue over who would sit closest to Jesus in the kingdom. See Matthew 20:22-22. He had felt the sting of rebuke when he tried to tell Jesus what to do. See Mark 8:32-33. And he had humbly reconciled with Jesus on the seashore after denying him at Calvary. See the 21st chapter of John.

Yet after Peter learned to walk in humility, God use him in marvelous ways to bring thousands to Christ, and today Peter is regarded as one of the "superstars" of the faith. After Pentecost Peter could say, "It's not about me."

How much nicer it is to be associated with humble people. There is nothing more irritating than to be in a room with a person who is so full of himself that it floods the room. Some of my greatest teachers when I was a student in the public school system were the most humble people I have ever known. They were Christians who showed us the love of Christ through their actions, more than through the words they spoke. And then there was my daddy. Daddy was a quiet man who thought a lot about the words he was about to speak. In his position as a municipal judge, he never let that go to his head; he humbly dispensed judgment, not just by the laws of our state and ordinances of the city, but by the teachings of his Lord Jesus Christ. It is my hope that people can and will remember me for my humility. Any time I speak boldly it is not for my glory, but for the glory of my Lord.

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