Thursday, January 15, 2009

More Breaking in 2009

My Name is Pride, I am a cheater.
I cheat you on your God given destiny....because
you demand your own way.
I cheat you of contentment...because you
"deserve better than this."
I cheat you of knowledge...because you already
know it all.
I cheat you of holiness...because you refuse to
admit when your wrong.
I cheat you of vision...because you would rather look
in the mirror than out the window.
I cheat you of genuine friendship...because
nobody is going to know the real you.
I cheat you of love...because real romance
demands sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in heaven...because you
refuse to wash another's feet on earth.
I cheat you of God's glory...because I convince
you to seek your own.
My name is Pride, I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I'm always looking
out for you. Untrue.
I'm looking to make a fool of you,
God has so much for you, I admit, but don't worry...
If you stick with me
You'll never know.

By Beth Moore

This really spoke to me as I read it on a friend's blog. Hmmm, so much to deal with, so much to let go of in our lives. I don't want to be cheated this year or robbed by lies. I want to serve the King of Kings and let go of any pride. How about you, want to join me this year as we bend the knee to Christ and break the bonds of selfishness and pride? Let's really serve Him and each other from this moment on.
Hugs, Pam


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Pearle said...

Awesome. I need to print this and read it EVERY DAY.

Pam Warden Art said...

I am teaching this to my Sunday School class of girls ages 11 -17. I am looking forward to what I learn as much as for them.
I have added questions and scriptures we will be looking up...

2 Geechee Girls said...

EXCELLENT! Timely and provoking. The song playing along as I read quite appropriate as well. It lends to giving an opportunity to be reflective and repentive. Pam thansk for posting and Kim thanks for spreading the love.

Nita Jo said...

Thank you! That was so meaningful. I will be sharing it with my friends and family!

Bless you!
Nita Jo