On Humility

I am excited to be setting up a new devotional series that’s all about humility. You know, that quality that’s so core to us as moms, where we are almost compelled to go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others. It’s a word we’re probably all familiar with but when was the last time you really looked deep into what it means to live with humility? I picked this word as our theme for the month of May because I believe it’s one that we all need to get a little more familiar with.


Culture encourages selfishness. It advocates for relative truth…Humility is the way.

John the Baptist is probably one of the best role models we can turn to on this topic. John, had it going on, but John knew it wasn’t about him. He knew it was all about Jesus. He knew his job: to cut a path, point the way, prepare the people, and ultimately, to step aside.

The Word has much to say about it:

The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humilityProverbs 15:33

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.  Proverbs 18:12

The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches, honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

Seek the Lord, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the Lord’s anger. Zephaniah 2:3

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humilityof mind regard one another as more important than yourselves… Philippians 2:3

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience… Colossians 3:12

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21

You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble1 Peter 5:5

Obviously our Father puts much stock in humility. I hope you’ll join me and all of my writer friends this month as we explore this important topic.

Have you enjoyed our devotional series so far? We’ve looked at praise, love, joy, and faith. I have enjoyed collaborating with such a great group of writers on this series, I do hope you’re blessed. I’d love to hear from you! Won’t you leave a comment to let us know if the devotions have touched your life?

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Rachael Carman
I had it going on—or so I thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this one-time control freak encountered God’s grace. And I’m here to encourage you to do the same! I love encouraging and inspiring moms to grow deeper in their walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father.

I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I enjoy playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. I’m an author and speaker and I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood.

I’m so glad you’re here.
Posted on: May 1, 2017, by : Rachael Carman