As we go through the months of January and February putting a heavy emphasis on Choi Kwang Do's First Principle - HUMILITY - I have been posting some encouraging quotes and Bible verses on Facebook. I wanted to share them as well on our webpage as not everyone is on facebook and not everyone who is on facebook checks it regularly. I will be updating this list each day as well. The more we as a school and individuals consciously focus on being humble, the more we are able to ministry to those around us!!!
January 2: "HUMILITY IS NOT THINKING LESS OF YOURSELF, BUT THINKING OF YOURSELF LESS" C.S. LEWIS
January 3: Matthew 18:3-4 “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
January 4: “If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humility” -- Augustine
January 5: Psalm 149:4 “For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.”
January 6: “It is not all about you.” --Rick Warren
January 8: 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
January 9: To be humble, we must be other's centered and
January 10: Luke 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled. And he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
January 11: I attached a song with some very simple lyrics about "humility"
January 12: “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” -- John C. Maxwell
January 13: Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
January 15: “I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master.” -- John Newton
January 19: Proverbs 11:2 "When pride come, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom."
January 20: “A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.” --G.K. Chesterton
January 21: Colossians 3:12 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
January 22: “Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love.” -- John Wesley
January 23: Matthew 16:24-25 “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will loose it, but whoever looses his life for me will find it.’”
January 26: "Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty.” -- John Calvin
January 27: Proverbs 22:4 “Humility is the fear of the Lord; it’s wages are rich and honor and life.
January 29 “Part of humility is taking responsibility for my sin and asking forgiveness even when it doesn’t feel good. God wants to heal and restore your relationships, but it’s not easy.” -- Chip Ingram
February 2: 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that He will lift you up in his own time. Leave all your worries with Him, because He cares for you.”
February 5: “The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us in our daily conduct.” -- Andrew Murray
February 6: Psalm 25:9 "He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”
February 7: Matthew 23:12 "For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
February 8: "A proud man complains that he doesn’t have more. A humble man wonders why he has so much.” -- Unknown author
February 9: Philippians 2:5-11 "In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”
February 11: “The humble man makes room for progress; The proud man believes he is already there.” -- Unknown Author
February 12: James 4:10 “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
February 16: “Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all.” --Andrew Murray
February 19: 1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, be like minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”
February 20: Humility is not just putting thinking of yourself, but thinking of others and meeting needs.. Sometimes all that is needed is to speak life into someone!!!
February 22: “Humility is the gift that creates fertile ground for transformation.” – Wisdom Hunters
February 24: 1 Peter 5:5 “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility towards one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’”
February 27: “Humility is the wisdom of accepting the truth that you might just be wrong.” – Richard Paul Evans, Michael Vey
February 28: “God, help me to focus on Truth instead of trial. Help me to give thanks instead of giving into fear. Help me choose joy instead of anger. Help me to trust in your power instead of my plan. Help me to elevate Your name instead of my own.” -- Whitney Daugherty
As we end the month of February, let us not loose sight of what Humility means and how we can daily continue to go through life with a Humble Spirit. Let us always remember we were all uniquely made and special in our own ways. Let us keep focus on God and not think of ourselves less than others but thing of ourselves less often - always looking for ways to allow God to show His love through us!!