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Monday, July 7, 2014

I'm a pretty good person.....

Luke 18:9-14
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



3 comments:

  1. Oh my...I hear you Sister! I can totally relate! Thank you so much, Deb, for sharing this!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this Deb. I keep asking the Lord, "Why do You keep carrying me around the SAME mountain? His answer always seems to be the same. TILL YOU GET IT OR I DECIDE TO BRING YOUR HOME SWEET CHILD! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. HI Deb! I am really working on taming that 'ego' beast in me. Yuck. I think I have it all together sometimes and it's so silly. I totally relate to this post!!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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