This morning I read a devotional about humility. It talked about how many of us choose areas we will be humble in and parade those around. I thought about that (applying it to myself personally) and came to the concolusion it can be a little like that at times - I stress how I wouldn't act a certain way or say certain things (which is possibly a way of saying, "please see these good things in my life!" It is literally parading around my humility.
Anyway here at Lotusphere there are plenty of people with plenty of reason to not
be humble. They are very talented, very knowledgable, and very accomplished people in their professions. And yet they are so approachable, open to conversation and discussion and not condescending (at least not the few I've spoken with).
The verse in the devotional was Matther 11:29 Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest
[CEV]. I'm sure I've heard dozens, possibly hundreds of sermons on this verse, and yet none quite seem to sink in for any kind of time. The Message translation (which I think I've quoted before here), puts it even better (but doesn't use the word humble):
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.
It resonates well with me, walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it .... you'll learn to live freely and lightly