Updated: May 4
Today's Theme: Pride
We have been humbled as a nation. There are more questions than answers. More things we don't know than we know. But we know this - we are literally being brought to our knees by a virus. In many ways our nation has not put God first - but if we are honest - neither have we. Pride can be a very real issue in OUR lives, but we have the power to overcome it through Jesus. A humbling brings humility which is a true gift from God.
Today's Scripture: Proverbs 11:2
"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom."
"Father God, I come to You in the name of Jesus. I know that pride only keeps me from You. I put down anything that would cause me to have pride in my heart in dealing with issues or other people in my life. Pride puts me in the wrong place - the place of rulership - which only You deserve in my life and in our nation and world. Help me to prioritize others over myself. I ask you God, to remind me daily that true humility is not thinking less of myself, it's thinking of myself less - much less. I humble myself before You and come to you like a child. Forgive me for my sin of pride. Heal me, our nation, and the world. We need your wisdom above anything else. In Jesus' Name, Amen."
Proverbs 11:2; Proverbs 16:18; Proverbs 26:12; 1 Timothy 3:6
One of the best ways to humble ourselves is to mix prayer with fasting.