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Charlene Ann Baumbich wrote a book about raising her sons. One chapter was about humbling experiences she had. She then felt the Holy Spirit nudging her to study humility. She thought she might write a book about what she would learn. After hours studying the scripture, she decided to broaden her study, to read what other people had learned about humility. She went to Christian bookstores and asked for books on humility. Time and again clerks said, "Gee, there don't seem to be many specifically on that topic. After all, who would dare write on it?"

Personally, I am more moved by the simple words of Bob Sorge. "Humility says, 'Lord, I am empty without Your fulness; I am broken without Your wholeness; I am helpless without Your strength; I am clueless without Your wisdom. Apart from You I am nothing. I need you..." (Secrets of the Secret Place: Keys to Igniting Your Personal Time with God, p. 46.)

E. M. Bounds wrote, "Humility is just feeling little because we are little. Humility is realizing our unworthiness because we are unworthy, the feeling and declaring ourselves sinners because we are sinners." (E. M. Bounds on Prayer, p. 297.)

Charlene Ann Baumbich continued talking about humility with friends, who either became uncomfortable or laughed at her. "Charlene, people can't just become humble. The more they try, the worse it gets. When you finally get to the point that you can say, 'I am humble,' you can bet you're not."

But 1 Peter 5:6 says, "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time."

God commands us to humble ourselves, so it must be possible, with his help.

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