There's been a war waging in my mind recently. Its a war between my Savior's deep and weighty humility and my own overbearing and selfish pride. I'm fighting to get to that place were I can truly say with all my heart "More of You and less of me, Jesus." I'm struggling to know that this "growth" is not my own doing and NO I can not boast. Each time I lay aside my pride, I find more just below the surface. I'm feeling like a snake. Constantly shedding my skin.
I'm feeling convicted. That which I see as my enemy's sin is really my own. Only mine is uglier, sneakier, and more deeply rooted within me. I'm in denial. I'm hypocritical. I lie to myself all day long.
Lord, please speak to me Your words. Help me put them ever before me. May I cling to the truth found in your scriptures. May I daily be amazed by your love, grace, mercy. Change me from within, my inmost parts, that the overflow of your work would pour out in my word and actions. May I authentically live in pursuit of Your glory and not my own. May I genuinely pray that "Your will be done" and not my own.