Check out Jeff's thoughts on humility, boldness and brashness before God. He tells a great story and offers us great words that are very useful. In God's providence Jeff and I are having related thoughts this morning. Today I was reading Thomas Brooks on a related topic. At one point he wrote,

A little, little mercy, with an humble heart, is far better than the greatest mercies with a proud heart. I had rather have Paul's coat with his humble heart, than Hezekiah's lifted-up heart with his treasures and royal robes. Thomas Brooks, Heaven on Earth pg. 37

For an amazing read on the subject pick up Matthew Henry's Quest for Meekness and Quietness of Spirit.