The Culinary Academy of Humble Pie

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Posted by Sara

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The professor walks by the counter where the student is working tirelessly, perfecting her crust.  The time has come to put in the time honored filling - Humility.  The student carefully spoons in some of the contents from her mixing bowl, and smoothes over the precooked pie.  It's here when the professor smiles and says calmly, "I think you could fit a little more in there, don't you?"

Sheesh. I suppose I could.

This season of my life has really highlighted God's character and call to humility.  I find myself meditating on these scriptures daily:

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross!" Philipians 2: 5-8

The humility of Christ is a marvel.  Of all people - He who need not walk in humility CHOOSES to.  He comes against the culture of the time and offers some truth - that power is not found in wealth or prestige or control, but in connecting to the Father. He shows us how real leadership begins with a servant's heart and a walk of humility.  

I am about to walk into a new school year.  My previous year was very challenging. As I prepare for this year and ask for wisdom, it is humility that God has spoken.  I think humility has a way of giving God room in your life - room to show Himself strong, as a comforter and a defender.  As the scripture above continues, something amazing happens through humility:

"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is 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 confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philipians 2:9-11

It's not that I'm really gunning for exaltation, mind you.  But what I see here is that Christ's humility prepared the way for what he would walk into - ruling and reigning.  And I think that's part of the wisdom of this season for me - allowing humility to prepare me for the things God has for me in the times to come. 

I suppose I'll have a slice of that pie now.
A la mode, anyone?

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