Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Devotional for Wednesday, January 12, 2019
“Looking Closer…”
My heart continues to reflect upon the devotional I shared the other day entitled “What’s In Your Cup?“ As I to continued to meditate upon this article I began to think about how pride can seriously affect what we carry in spirit. Pride will affect us in spirit,  God hates pride, and He desires that we deal with it. I am going to share the  article again  to refresh your memory of it.

☕️ You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shaking your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? 🤔 “Well because someone bumped into me, of course!” Wrong answer. You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.
Had there been tea in the cup, you would’ve spilled tea.
*Whatever is inside the cup, will spill out.*
Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It’s easy to fake it, until you get rattled.
So we have to ask ourselves… “what’s in my cup?” When life gets tough, what spills over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace, and humility?
Or, anger, bitterness, harsh words, and reactions?
You choose.💯

Today lets work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness, and love for others. “ CHOOSE joy, SPEAK life, and KEEP MARCHING!” 💜

So today let us look at the sin of pride.  Pride will cleverly talk us into thinking that we can cover up our sin. Pride will suggest to us that it is OK to keep things bottled up and fake it. Some can even become masters of looking happy and even peaceful on the outside, yet on the inside they are falling apart and not doing well at all. Acting like we are doing good on the outside, or how this article says “faking it” is a sure way to become ensnared in the trap of living life in our own ability. This is how one begins to overlook sins and live in making excuses for themselves.
Pride, my friend, is disguised in so many ways. Let us ask the Lord for a discerning heart that we watch over that which we are carrying in spirit. When the bumps, troubles, and storms blindside us may we spill over that which is pure.     Let us be super quick to confess anything that will hinder the pure water within us.  May we carry hearts that are at peace and are pure before Him all the days of our lives.