Praying Against Pride

None of us is perfect. We all have something to work on. Areas to improve in. It can be easy to judge and pass blame. Especially when we don’t understand why others do the things they do. Pride can settle in and harden your heart. This is why it’s so important to humble yourself before God does the humbling for you, showing you that you are no better than anyone else. I can be guilty, at times. That’s why I’m grateful that I have the Holy Spirit and the Word of God to remind me of how much I need grace just as much as the next person. I know I’m very blessed. Sometimes I have more than at other times. I try to be one who seeks the Lord just as much in my times of plenty as in my times of lack. I’m currently reading a book that tells true stories of Christian women being heavily persecuted for the Gospel and these stories are infusing my own faith in Christ. They also bring my heart to repentance because compared to a lot of Christians in persecuted countries, my life is easy. I can go to church without having to hide it, or being questioned by the police. I live comfortably enough, and have a loving, supportive family. I can live out my faith without being tortured mercilessly, or killed. I am free to openly share my faith and the love of Christ and instead, sometimes I withhold it from others. So I go to the Lord, and ask Him to work on my heart because this makes me feel ashamed. I am no better than anyone else, and I needed saving when I was lost, just like the next person. So I repent and the Lord mercifully works in my heart when I come to Him because He is good. I am not, but He is. So I trust that He will see to completion the work He started in me.

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