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Thoughts on Walking in Arrogance, Away from God, Please God, I Can Do It MYSELF

by Marijo Phelps  
2/05/2011 / Devotionals

We have so many choices in our lives.

We ARE in control.

One can choose to be angry or forgiving.
One can choose to walk in their flesh or in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:1
[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

One can choose pride (which got satan kicked out) or to walk in humility.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.

The choice is ours on being rebellious or submitting to our most loving Heavenly Father.

James 4:7
[ Humility Cures Worldliness ] Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Picking repentance (turning away from and leaving things which break God's heart) is our option.

2 Corinthians 7:9
Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.

Since unforgiveness can lead to anger and depression, why would we pick not to forgive?

Bitterness ruins us physically, mentally and spiritually AND breaks the heart of Him who died to set us free.

Matthew 6:12
And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.

Being angry at myself is wrong and a waste of emotions and adrenalin. If we made a bad choice we can make a good one, by an act of our will forgive ourselves as we ask God's forgiveness.

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Our life is not dictated by our emotions. Our emotions are designed to make our life richer and to serve us, not the other way around.

Our emotions follow out thoughts and what we dwell upon. Our thoughts are the engine and the emotions are the cars which come after the engine, picture a train in your mind's eye.

Soaking in the Word renews our minds. Dwelling on problems, hurts, indignities, slights, makes them bigger than life and this is not the solution. Pray for those who despitefully use us is what the scripture indicates and forgive them.

We can be an over comer in whatever circumstances abounding or being abased.

John 16:33
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

"Get your hands off the cotton picking steering wheel and let Him drive!

If your life is a mess isn't it time to truly surrender to One who is able, the Lord Jesus Christ?

Are you trying to sabotage yourself? You have punished yourself enough, surrender and let Jesus be responsible for you, eh?

Rebellion "ain't pretty" or healthy or useful or productive or Godly or fruitful unless you want to harvest a terrible crop.

Proverbs 17:11
An evil man seeks only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

Why walk so close to the edge you might fall over into the abyss?

Why do things and make choices that give the minions of hell footholds and legal rights to your life?

The enemy has used you long enough surrender to Jesus.

The enemy lies, so why listen? And he accuses, steals, robs and kills, why would you give him the time of day or listen to him?

John 10:10
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Dear Lord Jesus we surrender our hearts and lives to you. We ask you to be Lord of our lives. Forgive us for doing things and making choices which have broken your heart. Teach us to walk in the path of your footsteps and honor you we pray in Jesus name. AMEN

Scriptures from the New King James Version

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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news

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