Sunday, March 1, 2009

A humble heart

How often do we go about our day wondering what Jesus would think of our conduct?
"Would I squirm if He was watching this movie with me?"
"Would I talk to Kyle with this tone if He was standing in the doorway?"

So many times I'm caught red-handed in this area. My attitude, tone, or reasons are not at all pleasing to Him. Even if I'm doing something good, like cleaning up the table, wiping up a spill. Why am I doing it? Is it for attention? Or is it to honor Him? Pride is a very sly and dangerous thing, and we have to, have to hate it. Otherwise it will slowly but surely creep into our lives and make up a comfortable spot in our heart! And, really, it is much better a task to keep it out of our hearts than it is to get it out of our hearts.

I hate pride. It makes me dislike people. So why wouldn't I think others would dislike it in me? And if I hate pride, why is it in me?

Because. I don't hate it enough. (thanks Morgan!) So what I really need to do is to pray fervently that Jesus would smile on me again, and grant me a humble heart.

And come on, who doesn't want one of those?

4 comments:

Sisters 4 said...

Amen, Rach!
I also find myself being proud, selfish, and being unkind to my sisters and brother. We definitely need the LORD to help us!

~Bekah

Arianna said...

Wow, excellent post, Rachel. Thanks for the reminder! Pride is something we all need to work on.

Rodeo4Christ said...

Wow Rach...Hit that one right on the head...

Love you,
Jess

Ceira said...

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Thanks for reminding us how bad pride is. It is so easy to sit comfortably in our haughty hearts, forgeting that "God resisteth the proud."
Praying daily for His Grace,
Ceira