Pride Test

June 2013, I actually asked the Lord to break me.

I had no clue at the time what I was truly asking…I didn’t see the sin that had consumed me.

Jesus broke me, and that brokenness led me to seeking God with my whole heart in my garden.

I was empty/lifeless and didn’t even realize it!

Pride was ruling my heart, and Jesus called me to repentance.

That repentance was a result of humility.

Repentance led me to healing and deliverance!

Do you struggle with the spirit of pride?

A prideful spirit is self-righteous, critical fault finding, self-sufficient, looks down on others, my way, must prove self to be right, claims rights, demanding, needs recognition, wounded when overlooked, focused on works, confident in own knowledge, focused on self, love of self, quick to blame, defensive, self image is important, entitled, difficult to share spiritual needs, hidden sins, hard to apologize, remorseful when caught in sin, waits for others to reconcile, compares self to others for honor, can’t think of any need for repentance, thinks others need revival not themselves.

In my garden, Jesus taught me humility.

A humble spirit is compassionate, forgiving, looks for best in others, dependent of Jesus and others, puts others first, surrenders control, yields right to be right, giving spirit, eager for others to receive credit, rejoices when others are promoted, has nothing to offer God, much to learn, concern for others not self, loves others, accepts personal responsibility, admits when wrong, receives criticism with an open heart, dies to self, open and transparent, willing for sin to be exposed, brokenness, quick to seek forgiveness, repents and forsakes sin, initiates reconciliation, compares self to the holiness of God, continual examination of the heart, repents daily, senses their own need for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit.

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV

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