I have always been struck by the consistent admonition in the Lord's word to humble ourselves...to our Father, our Savior, ...and others. This little word has so much more meaning that what we often think of in our modern conversation. It means to "bring low," "to bring down" "to humiliate." All of these words are actions, conscious actions or choices. No one can do it for us. Oh sure, someone can humiliate, or someone can insult so we feel less than or low, but this word- what we must do involves a self infliction. We must be willing to do it to ourselves. Notice the words of God tell us that: "And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted." Matthew 23:12. Did you catch it? "he that shall humble himself." It seems to me that it is only at that lowly place can we be uplifted by our Creator. Yeah, it is impossible to be full of a God-like spriit when we are already full of self...time to make some room.