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Daily Devotional - March 8th

Mar 8, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read - Numbers 10:1-11:23; Mark 14:1-21; Psalm 51:1-19; Proverbs 10:31-32
 
Psalm 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart -
These, O God, You will not despise.
 
I search the world looking for those who have humble hearts before Me. There are only a few I trust to carry My glory. Sadly, I see pride and self-righteousness spreading like wildfire within My body. So many strive and fight for recognition pushing their way to the top at the expense of others. All of this only pours more fuel on spirits of jealousy, envy and anger which empowers every evil work.
 
These things I hate because they bring division and strife hindering My plans and purposes for your life. Do you fully understand promotion comes from Me and not from your performance driven works? These things don’t move Me in the least.  I respond to humble and surrendered hearts bowed to My Lordship.
 
I never despise humility and genuine brokenness, quite the contrary; I respond to the humble and raise them up into upgraded levels of greatness.
 
I place all My children under spiritual authority to teach and train them in the areas of respect, submission, and humility. If you can’t humbly submit and respect the authority you can physically see, how will you submit and respect Me whom you can’t see?
 
I bring life lessons to you each day with the intension of molding and making you into more of My image. The quickest way to stop your character transformation is to rebel and recoil from My correction and instruction in your life.
 
Pride and arrogance invariably deafen the ears to counsel from spiritual authority. In fact, these spirits eventually harden the heart keeping it from receiving input from anyone including Me! This is very dangerous because it cuts you off from spiritual authority and from My body.  It causes you to isolate in a place of an I know it all and I don't need anyone speaking into my life, attitude. How can anyone in this frame of mind carry My glory? They can't!
 
Yield to My Spirit and repent from hardness of heart. Place yourself once again on the potter's wheel and allow Me to get you back in shape for the mission that waits for you. I’m searching for those who will take My glory to the nations. Will you be ready?
 
Shape up so you can ship out into your destiny!
 
Father God, I repent for hardness of heart. Forgive me for following the world's example in the area of respect and submission. As the Israelites murmured and complained in the wilderness, I find myself entering into these same sin patterns. The Israelites not only undermined Moses' authority, but they were striking out against You. God forbid! Lord, as an act of my will I choose to remove the blinders of self-righteousness and pride from my eyes because they stop me from seeing You on the throne of my heart. Jesus, come with Your precious blood and wash over my heart removing all hard areas. I desire to be moldable and pliable in the Potter's hands! Amen!