"There is nothing that has such an attraction for God, that has such affinity for holiness, as a contrite and humble spirit. The reason is evident. There is no law in the natural and spiritual world more simple than that two bodies cannot at the same moment occupy the same space. Only so much as the new occupant can expel of what the space was filled with can it really possess.. In man, self has possession, and self-will the mastery, and there is no room for God. It is impossible for God to dwell or rule when self is on the throne. As long as through the blinding influence of sin and self-love,, even the believer is not truly conscious of the extent to which this self-will reigns, there can be no true contrition or humility."
Great morning thoughts--to last through the day!