Every day you and I are faced with a choice. We can cling to our sin, or we can come to Jesus for cleansing and forgiveness. We can hold tightly to our pride, or we can let repentance produce fruit in our lives (Matthew 3:8).
When we choose to come to Him, our lives become useful and productive in His hands. And that, my friend, gives us reason to celebrate!
Prayer: Lord, in Your mercy reveal any areas of sin in my life. Point out the places where I am clinging to my pride. Show me where I want to be in charge and I am refusing to let go. Pry open my heart. Cleanse me. Help me turn to follow You. Make my life useful and productive for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. (Galatians 6:10)
“My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
I cheat you of your God-given destiny . . . because you demand your own way.
I cheat you of contentment . . . because you “deserve better than this.”
I cheat you of knowledge . . . because you already know it all.
I cheat you of healing . . . because you’re too full of me to forgive.
I cheat you of holiness . . . because you refuse to admit when you’re wrong.
I cheat you of vision . . . because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window.
I cheat you of genuine friendship . . . because nobody’s going to know the real you.
I cheat you of love . . . because real romance demands sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in heaven . . . because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.
I cheat you of God’s glory . . . because I convince you to seek your own.
My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you. “I’m looking to make a fool of you.
God has so much for you,
I admit, but don’t worry . . .
If you stick with me
You’ll never know.”
Be blessed beloved!!
Lukewarm people don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they want to be only saved from the penalty of their sin. They don’t hate sin and aren’t genuinely sorry for it; they’re merely sorry because God is going to punish them.
Anyone, then who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins (James 4:17).
Lukewarm people say they love Jesus, and He is indeed a part of their lives, but only a part. They give Him a section of their time, their money, and their thoughts, but He isn’t allowed COMPLETE control of their lives.
(Don’t take my word… Matt 22:37-38)