Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pride And Discouragement

We try to keep it inside,
but it's something we can't hide,
it's our foolish pride.

Who are we to stake claim
to what we don't own,
to get credit for what God has shown.
Through our minds and our hands,
He empowers all our plans.

Give God the credit and glory,
for the success story,
and the contract signed,
according to His deadline.

Correct people when they give you the praise,
tell them it's God's hand they should clasp and raise.
When they place you on the throne,
let them know that you've done nothing alone.
Through Him, He makes a way
for our triumphs every day.

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.

Getting rid of Pride; Sometimes when you look at a word, you see
another contained within the word. In this case, you can see the
word rid right in the middle of the word pride.
Maybe you've never noticed it before.

However, when you see it, you see it for a reason.
God may be showing it to you to make a point.
If your pride springs from anything other than Christ's saving
work in your life, then it's probably time you thought about getting
rid of your pride.

  • As you fill with pride, your faith in God deflates.
  • Remember that all things are made possible by God
  • who works through you.

When you are Discourged

Morning Prayer

Most honorable Father, prayerfully I ask for a spirit of mindfulness today
of all that you have done for me. Regardless of what I face today, Lord,
I pray that I will keep my eyes, mind, and spirit uplifted and focused
on your goodness. Lord, thank you for keeping me looking up.



Seek comfort with God. Let Him handle your battles, troubles,
and conflicts. Remember that in the midst of life's problems,
He never forsook Paul and David, Peter and Abraham, Stephen and Moses.
He will be just as faithful in your own life.

You may think you have tried your hardest, but until you call upon God,
your burden will remain. Stop struggling with things that only
the strength of God can overcome.

With every challenge, you have the opportunity to experience greater
growth in your faith and your walk with God. God uses the most painful
trials to keep you reliant and faithful.

His love does not keep you from challenges,
but sees you through them clearly.

Don't let problems get you down-- let them remind you to look up.
Count your blessings, see the ones around you now,
and get away from your depressed thoughts

  • There is no problem too big for God to handle,
  • but He can't help if you don't hand it over to Him.

Psalm 42:11

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;

he will never let the righteous fall.

Psalm 62: 5-8

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.

He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress,

I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God;

he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people;

pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.



Cathy said...

How true about the pride, Mimi ~
A very encouraging post, thanks ~

Me said...

I've heard it suggested that nearly all sins find their roots in pride - I think it is true.