Joyful Humility
Good Morning Friends and welcome if you are stopping by after reading today's
Proverbs 31 Devotional

Sorry I've been missing in action this last week, I'm recovering from the nasty cold germ that's so popular this time of year.

What stories can you share about your opportunities and experiences with Joyful Humility?

It's understood that you are not building up yourself, but using your story to encourage the lives of others.


Blogger JottinMama said...

Great devo today, Zoe!

We are really into football, too. My husband's college coach - who happens to be a believer - was BIG on humbleness. And I'm so thankful for that - He has really touched the lives and hearts of many young man because of it. Watching him and hearing about how he ran the football organization my husband was a part of - has been an awesome lesson in "joyful humility". Not only for my man - but for me, too!

In fact, there is an entire section on "humility" in my husbands football manual. I'll share a bit with you:

"Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility." - Jonathan Edwards

"If we were humble, nothing would change us - neither praise nor discouragement." - Mother Teresa

Have a great day, Zoe :)

-Kate :)

Blogger Julie Coleman said...

I love John Madden's famous football quote on humble obedience from the days he was an NFL coach. In fact, I wrote a post on it on my blog a year ago. To read it, use the search box and type in "When the Horse is Blind." It touches on the idea of how humility is key to obedience-- taking the Master at His word and trusting Him with the outcome.

I loved your devotional this morning, Zoe. It brought to mind 2 Corinthians 4:10-- "Always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus mayalso be manifested in our body." Our humility is a part of the process of dying to self.

We hold a treasure within these selfish, self-serving bodies of ours. Like a pinata, when broken, the treasure will spill out and be a blessing to others. Humility is the first step in that process.

Thanks for the reminder!! One of my upcoming retreat sessions is on this very idea. Loved reading your devo. Keep up the good work!

Blogger Joyful said...

Zoe, I thought your devotional and Lysa's post went together so well today. God is obviously stressing a least to me :o)

Hmmm...and example of "joyful humility"? That's one I continue to pray about. Oh, I can be humble because I KNOW I should...but only God sees the true attitude behind the outward righteous actions. I must confess that often my heart isn't rejoicing although a smile might adorn my face.

A work in progress,

Blogger Tammy Nischan said...


I just love when a football is interviewed after a great game and he gives credit to other players on the team or to God instead of soaking in the limelight!

Humility is such an attractive quality, isn't it? And I think the devil just hates it! He loves to puff us up with pride. I think he knows that as long as we think "we can do it," he knows we won't turn to God and ask for help.

Praying I always look to Him for what I need and give Him the glory when He provides and gives the strength and courage to press on.


Blogger Tammy Nischan said...

Ok, oops, I meant when a football PLAYER is interviewed not a football.....I've never heard a football talk and if it could, I surely hope it would give SOME PLAYER credit!

In a way, I guess we're kind-of all like footballs.....just waiting to be used by God to carry out His plans! :)

Anonymous Kim Vail said...

I believe for me, being humbled these past couple of months..watching the Lord at work in our home and finances. You know what He's been doing and I cannot tell you how much I appreciated our "chair dance". You're the best!
Love you!

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