devotion Jan 12

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Be mindful each day to surrender your body and mind to Me. The spirit of pride seeks to jump on your back. He will ride along holding to a stiff neck,  soothing you. He whispers: ‘you can do this‘ ‘you are strong‘ ‘you will show them‘.  He will tell you to hide and pretend, because you don’t want anyone to see your weaknesses.  He will assure you that I am of no use to you, that you must help yourself. When you succeed, pride is right there patting your back with approval. If you submit to him, he will cover your eyes from seeing Me.  The spirit of Pride, keeps your eyes looking into yourself. You will begin to resemble a question mark as your head bows into yourself. You will seek approval from others, and have to be the center of attention, for you have no room for anyone else. You will have to remain in control because you feel that you are the one who causes success and you think no one else operates has efficiently as you. I am calling you to recognize that you are unable.  You are sons of God through faith in Me. You are sons of pride as you work to achieve. Each breath you take is a gift from Me. Surrender your works and reach out to receive My life and love. ~ Jesus

Galatians 2:19-20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I love by faith in the Son of God.

Galatians 3:11 The righteous will live by faith.

Galatians 5:16 I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

Proverbs 16:2 All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord evaluates the motives.

 

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