Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF July 31, 2017

Don’t Let Pride Block God’s Grace

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The world may consider pride a good thing, but God sees it differently. Pride is trusting in our own plans or abilities instead of in His Word. It can disguise itself, so we must be careful not to let it sneak up on us. Whether it shows up as arrogance or as timidity and shyness, pride derails God’s blessings and blocks His grace as surely as rubber blocks electricity.

To completely trust in God, we must put aside all self-centeredness by taking ourselves out of the middle of every situation and putting Him there instead. When we do that, we find that things begin happening that we know we could never orchestrate on our own. Situations that seem hopeless inexplicably get turned around in our favor. Humbly trusting what God says instead of our own limited knowledge empowers us to succeed.

We mustn’t make the mistake of insisting on doing things our way instead of God’s way. He can see things in the future that we can’t, and relying on our own “instincts” instead of on His guidance can get us into trouble. But His favor toward us is so strong that He rescues us from our own mistakes even when we don’t deserve it. There are many things in which we can place our trust, but He’ll never let us down.

What we think determines what we do, and each of us has the ability to decide for ourselves how we want to think. We must be on guard against the temptation to fall into self-centered mindsets or attitudes. Practicing humility by letting Him take the lead in every situation opens us up to receive good things from Him.

Prayer:


Lord, it’s very tempting to sink into the mindsets of the world, but as Your children, we’re called to be in the world without being influenced by it. I’m grateful that You love us enough to give us Your Word and rescue us from the danger of wrong-thinking. Thank You for sending us Your Son to teach us how to think in ways pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:


  • 1 Samuel 2:3
  • Psalm 40:1-4
  • Proverbs 3:5, 6
  • Proverbs 14:12
  • Psalm 20:7, NIV
  • James 4:6
  • Proverbs 11:2
  • Jeremiah 10:23

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