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Sunday, June 26, 2011
"Relying On God Has To Begin All Over Again Every Day..."
"Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done..." C.S. Lewis, A Letter to Mrs. L. The twin evils of pride and selfishness are an epidemic common to all mankind that is impossible to eradicate. We must daily take our medicine to keep them in check. There is only one cure and it is submission to the Lordship of Christ. It is to be willing to daily take up our cross and to follow Him. It requires constant vigilance; sometimes we even have to do it more than daily. We cannot even take pleasure in having licked it because once we begin to pat ourselves on the back, we are back to square one.
Fighting pride does not involve degrading ourselves. Rather, it is simply a realization of our complete and utter dependence on God. It is an acknowledgment that all that is good in my life has come from Him. It is knowing that He is the source of everything in my life, even my next breath.
Pride, the refusal to submit to God, is the first sin and the most deadly sin. It is not to be trifled with. What are the biggest sources of pride in your life?