And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Just about the time that I start thinking to myself that I'm a pretty good old gal is about the time that God has to bring me down a button hole, or two. You know.....knock me off my high horse!
I so wish He didn't have to do that..... but I wish even more that I would just listen to His prompting in the first place! Hard headed..... prideful..... a bit self-centered at times..... yes, yes, and yes! He's still working on me..... and I'm so grateful He loves me enough to do that! Breathing in Grace, Deb