SCRIPTURE: Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Pride makes a man’s life to revolve around himself and to revolve around yourself is to be caged in a shelf.
Previously, we saw that pride makes a person to become a god to himself. Pride also makes a man’s life to revolve around himself and to revolve around yourself is to be caged in a shelf.
Therefore, a proud fellow cannot become anything remarkable in God’s Hands.
Now, how do you deal with pride?
i) Resist Pride vehemently
Pride is a spirit called a haughty spirit (Proverbs 16:18). Resist the lifestyle of pride. Command and curse the haughty spirit by saying, ‘You foul spirit of pride, you have no place in my life; you have no place in my lineage, get out haughty spirit!’ (Luke 10:19).
ii) Present yourself continuously before God
Present yourself to God permanently at the altar of consecration. Tell God, ‘I am nothing; there is nothing I am that You are not the reason. I recognise You, Lord, as the reason for my success in life.’ Present yourself to God continuously in submission and worship (Romans 12:1-2, 1 Corinthians 4:7).
iii) Always remember where you are coming from
Remembering where you are coming from is building a memorial altar of appreciation before God. The memorial altar is where you remember where you used to be and where you are currently. Always remember that you are nothing if not for God. You did not do anything differently or better than the people who are not yet at your level (1 Corinthians 15:9-10).
Beloved, decide to deal with the lifestyle of pride in order to fulfil destiny.
Remember this: Pride makes a man’s life to revolve around himself and to revolve around yourself is to be caged in a shelf.
1) Resist Pride vehemently
2) Present yourself continuously before God
3) Always remember where you are coming from
PRAYER: O Lord, I receive Your grace to resist the lifestyle of pride and arrogance. I receive Your Help to present myself continuously on the altars of consecration and memorial, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 5).
DAILY BIBLE READING: Job 34:1 to 36:33, 2 Corinthians 4:1 to 12, Psalm 44:1 to 8, Proverbs 22:10 to 12
AMAZING FACT: Twelve honey bees have to spend their whole lives to make only a teaspoon of honey.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 30/08/1806 – New York City’s second daily newspaper, the “Daily Advertiser,” was published for the last time.
QUOTE: Pride is satan manifested and there is nothing God hates like satan manifested. God had cast him from heaven as a result of pride. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche.
(FROM AUGUST 2018 SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE)
THURSDAY 30TH AUGUST, 2018