Cast Aside Your Pride

It is important to reconcile any differences you have with people. Just like Jesus wouldn’t want any discord happening in His life, we are to act the same way. Contention drives away the Spirit of God. God cannot be around us if we have anger in our heart. In these situations we are relying on our pride. Our own decisions become most important. Our hearts are closed to the counsels of God. We wonder why life is so difficult in these trying times. What we don’t realize is the Lord has been waiting for our return. He can’t pull us out of these situations unless we let Him. Our hearts need to be open to accept Him. We can only do this if lay down our pride at His feet. We must give up anything that is holding us back from God. Seek His face and give Him your heart. Examine yourselves with these few questions. Is my relationship with the Lord vibrant or idle? Are my decisions made on my own accord or with God? Do I love God more than my possessions? We need to really think about our lives. We are either living for God or living for the moment. God is looking at our hearts and knows where our priorities lie.

Seek to make a truce between you and the offended. Do the necessary things to make things right. Cast out your pride. Love one another. Seek the Lord often in prayer that His love may have root in your life. Read the Bible often that you may be on the right track spiritually. How can we say we are living a Christian life if we don’t spend time with God and read His words? Give thanks to the Lord for every good thing. Thank Him for your blessings each day. Thank Him for your accomplishments. Let Him know that His love is more important than anything. Act on your feelings for God. As we live for God, His Spirit will be with us. Our minds will be on serving others. We will listen to people more intently. We will have genuine conversions with people. To live like Jesus is to be selfless. Lean on God and you will do marvelous things in His eyes. Oh, Lord I am here for You. You are everything to me. You are my strength. Help me to love more earnestly. Teach me to walk in your ways. My heart is filled with your love. My hands are held high to praise You. I love your presence. I sing to You, for I love You.

Genesis 21:28-34
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 Then Abimelech asked Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves?”
30 And he said, “You will take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that they may be my witness that I have dug this well.”
31 Therefore he called that place Beersheba,[a] because the two of them swore an oath there.
32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba. So Abimelech rose with Phichol, the commander of his army, and they returned to the land of the Philistines. 33 Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there called on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God.
34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines many days.

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