Diminish my Pride

Diminish my Pride

Woe. Woe to me for I am prideful in my ways. I destroy my brothers because I am jealous and feel deserving of praise. And for what? What have I done? I’m not deserving of anything. All of my works are nothing compared to the Lord of Hosts. Lord Jesus please help diminish my pride so that only you remain. Father God, please help me to rely on your strength and love for me, and those who I would use my pride against.

The Lord answered:

My son, very truly I tell you: I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. If you fear me, you will do the same (Prov 8:13). Pride leads to destruction, and a haughty spirit will eventually fall (Prov 16:18). For, those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted (Matt 23:12). Who are you, child? Do you bring the winds from the farthest corners of the earth? Do you make the earth shake? Can you make the heavens open up and give rain to water the earth? If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves (Gal 6:3). The Lord your God gives you grace, for it is written: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble” (James 4:6). If you must boast in something, my child, boast only in the Lord (1 Cor 1:29-30).

Oh little one, why do you wander?

Oh little one, why do you wander?

Hello, little one. What are your struggles? Why do you wander from the flock when your Shepherd has given everything for you?

Is it coincidence that you find yourself back in my arms each time you wander? No, it is not. I go get you and carry you back.

I AM happy to have you, son (daughter). Instead of wandering, be like a child with your faith. Trust in me, and humble yourself. Those who do not, never see my kingdom.

Also, don’t cause another to sin, because you will give an account for that.

In love,

Matthew 18

A conversation with the Most High, and His response from Luke 9

A conversation with the Most High, and His response from Luke 9

Oh, my God, I struggle with my own abilities every singe day. I am not good enough to proclaim an Everlasting Savior. Am I? I don’t have what it takes, Lord. Find someone else to do it. I will work for you in another way.

The Lord’s response with his Word (a paraphrase of Luke 9):

My child, when I sent out the twelve, I gave them power and authority to drive out demons and heal sicknesses. I sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. I told them to take nothing extra for their journey–just what they had on their back. I told them to stick with sharing the Gospel with others, until the others would not hear it any longer. And when this happens, shake the dust off of your feet as a testimony against them. Very truly, I tell you: it will be worse for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgement than for these people (Matt 10).

Have I not given you the same power? Do you not have the same Spirit? Doesn’t the Spirit of the Most High dwell within your body? Aren’t I enough? You need nothing more. Why then do you think you cannot proclaim the Gospel? So, again I urge you, my child “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned (Mark 16:15).”

A Conversation Between a Loving God, and a Prodigal son.

A Conversation Between a Loving God, and a Prodigal son.

And then I asked the Lord, “why, O God, must I have so many trials? Do I deserve this?

The Lord responded:

O little child, how you are loved! What is a trial to you, is a blessing to another. How many people would love to have the life you live? I have given you so much. Besides, shouldn’t you be expecting trials to come your way? That’s how it is! (1 Thessalonians 3:3). Trials cause you to persevere and have more faith (James 1).

Listen child, when you persevere under trial, YOU ARE BLESSED!!! Because when this life is all said and done, I will give you the crown of life. I promised it to you, did I not? (James 1:11).

Besides, worse days are coming. There is coming a time when your brothers and sisters will die for their faith in me. I love you, child. I took your punishment. So, stick with me, okay? (John 3).

Selah

Seems as if those worse days are already here in certain parts of the world. All over the world, various Christian peoples are suffering for their faith in the Living God. This truth should put your life into perspective for you. What have you done for God today? Have you actively shared your faith with someone? If your answer isn’t an instant “yes” than I urge you to think about how you can serve the Lord with all that he has given you.