~ Neil Anderson ~
He's good. He's really good. I don't even believe the lie and still fall prey to it.
Sunday morning, singing worship songs, my mind wandered to a recent hurt and it was all I could think about. I tried pushing it out. I shut my eyes and tried to focus on Him, but didn't do such a hot job. The tears were right at the surface. "God this still stings. What do You want me to do about it? What steps should I take?" All questions about ME in a time for adoration of HIM. Realizing my self-centeredness made me even more weepy.
This is not an isolated incident. I do it all the time. I think of myself first. When my immediate reaction to any news is how it will affect me or how I'd feel if it happened to me, have I been taken captive by Satan's lie? Is my selfishness an indication I want to be the god of my own life?
But this is only human, you may say. Yes, but only because Satan got Adam and Eve to believe they could know as much as God, be like God, maybe even BE God. Had they not fallen victim to Satan's lie, egocentricity wouldn't be the human condition.
WOW, do I need help with this. Lord, bring the burning coal for my mouth. What d'ya got for the rest of me?
Oh wait, you covered that, didn't You, with Your Son's blood. Thank You, Jesus. Never have I needed a gift more.
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