The Word of God is rich and full of His Wisdom for us. In addressing this topic of pride, God is showing me a good deal about who I think I am or who I want myself to be. In it He is showing me who He wants me to be. He keeps bringing me back to surrender. What I need to surrender is anything that I fear or simply just want to keep private–I think that’s called “in the closet”.
This morning’s Bible reading is again in II Kings. In the 6th chapter and starting with the 15th verse the servant of Elisha is questioning Elisha’s belief that the invisible army of God is far more than the physical army they are facing. Elisha asks God to show his servant the truth. In so doing verse 17 says: “And the Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” Somehow, I think if we could physically see just how much God protects and guards us we would live life more freely. However, God is wanting me to take all of this by faith to build my trust in Him. I want to do this but I find myself in my day to day living falling into the “do it yourself mode” all the time or falling into fear and not stepping into something I know I should do, but don’t. The simplicity of trusting God and living fully surrendered to His Holy Spirit within has not taken root like I’d want it to. God is definitely pulling up the old roots of old belief and old pride. I sure want to let them go and begin to see more clearly in spirit with faith and trust.