Pride is one of the worst sins we can allow in our heart. God can’t live with sin or with pride. That’s why He threw Lucifer out of heaven. He literally resists us when we are in pride. Where does pride come from? It comes from the devil. He knows how to sneak it into us. When it’s a thought – this is temptation. The sin comes when we’ve moved past the thought into the action of pride. How do we know when pride is in our hearts? Pride is sneaky, it starts of with a thought that seems harmless and before you know it you’re all bowed up thinking what a loser someone is. An easy way to tell if you’ve entertained a proud or judgmental thought is the hardness and or lack of compassion you feel towards someone or a situation. You know what I’m talking about, right? It’s when you’re thinking about a family member or co-worker and you’ve got nothing nice to think. Matter of fact, you begin to grumble and find fault. This is pride. Do I do this? Of course I have. I have to continually watch myself. It’s getting truly exciting tho, as I watch this area getting stronger as I exercise it more and more and only by the grace of God can I overcome it!
God resists the proud!
Do you want God to resist you?
My girlfriend asked me this question and I’ll tell you, it struck a nerve with me. Of course NOT I told her.
Get your heart right with Jesus, every time you see pride. One week in particular, I remember feeling like I was prostrating myself so much before God asking for forgiveness, I thought I shouldn’t bother getting up. I just didn’t seem to go for long before I found myself all bowed up in pride again. Those judgmental condemning thoughts are straight from hell. Oh do I need God’s grace in every area of my life. He promises that in His strength I will be able to stay humble before Him. Lean into Him darling, lean into Him!!!
Have a really great week and keep careful watch over your spiritual heart. I want you to be blessed, not cursed or resisted.