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.....
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,



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

  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

  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!!


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