Devotion: Spirit Pills.
Month: Thine will be done.
Topic: Why we don't serve. Part 5.
Text: James 4:6 "But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Message: Pride is a cancer, but very difficult to diagnose. Most proud people ordinarily find it difficult to believe they are proud. My dear, one of the reasons we don't serve God is pride.
When you are so full of yourself, you won't only find yourself as superior to others but also to some of God's service. When you cannot bend your knees to do some jobs for God that does not dignify your personality, then you are proud.
As a resident pastor, I sweep, I wash toilets, I put things on my head, I weed, and I do virtually everything a member would do. Some members have wondered why I do all these; ive made them to realise that service to God no matter how menial does not reduce your status or anointing.
The psalmist said he would rather be a gate man in God's house than stay in the tent of the wicked. Don't forget he was a king when he said that. He was always found of displaying humility whenever it comes to God. No wonder God exalted him that much.
Some of us are proud to go into full time ministry; We say its laziness to trust God for our needs. Some of us find some jobs in God's house too low for our social standard. Some of us prefer to delegate while we supervise. Be careful, these are signs of pride.
Like service to humanity, service to God requires painful sacrifices. Sometimes it requires that you sacrifice who you are and what you are worth. Humility in God's service is shown when we obey and serve without raising any question. God help us all.
Prayer: God of heaven and the earth, help us to discover pride on time and deal with it. Clothe us with humility for service. In Jesus name. Amen.
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