james four in the flesh

I’m too lazy to look up the author of this quote (forgive me, brilliant author), but I love it: Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less.

I don’t have a lot of great ideas today for living out James 4. So I’m going to practice humility by thinking of myself less. And I’m going to ask God for his wisdom on how to do this.

I think the logical place to start is 1.) fixing my eyes on Jesus and 2.) looking around for others who could use a little attention. And not fake, how-ya-doin’ attention, but the real, I-care-about-you-a-lot attention.

That’s all. Have a wonderful Thursday.

p.s. Thank you so, so much for all your sweet words on Tuesday. Talk about something undeserved–you all are the greatest friends ever.

4 thoughts on “james four in the flesh

  1. Danielle

    Thursday wrecked me. Blog post title of the night “Humble Pie = Not Awesome.” Why does God have to be such a fantastic orchestrator of all nuances of our lives?! (I say with sarcasm and broken joy.)

  2. Brooke

    i love the Third Day song “turn your eyes upon Jesus…and the things of this world will grow strangly dim…”

    okay so its not just a Third Day song but Mac Powell has an incredible voice!

  3. Ben

    I don’t know if the sites are correct, but most of the ones I’ve looked at (thanks Google) have said that quote belongs to ‘Rick Warren’.

    Whoever it is though, it’s a marvelous piece of writing—I always love quotes that flip words on their head. Its something that in a mathematically perfect world wouldn’t make any difference, but it certainly does. So often it causes one to think about a given topic in an entirely different manner.

    It makes it punchy & fresh again. Us humans are creatures of habbit, when something we take for granted is chucked in a mixing bowl, spun around and presented in a confronting manner… we’re made uncomfortable and forced to reconsider.

  4. Sharon W

    I love that quote and I don’t recall ever hearing it before! It is going on a post-it note on my desk! I tried to find who said it and one place said it was Ghandi. Someone else thought it was C.S. Lewis. So, who knows!

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