This past Sunday morning, my family and I, went to support a dear friend and brother in Christ preach. It was definately out of his comfort zone, but he was willing to obey God and do what it took to share the word or God.
As he was preaching out of Galatians, God began to speak to me and show me some things that were getting in the way of my relationship with him. As he continued his sermon, he said several times, that there is always something that we can get rid of for Christ and to help further our relationship with him. For a few minutes, i was thinking more of material possesions, but as God continued to talk to me i realized that he was trying to tell me that i had some self-issues that i needed to lay down and get rid of.
As I have realized now that I have some issues with jealousy and selfishness, I am very disappointed to say that i have these problems. I know now that they are problems that i have to give to God so that i can further my relationship with him and so that i can grow and be obedient to his calling.
As this week has gone on, God has continued to "spank" me. As i was reading a devotion of mine yesterday the scripture for that devotion was: James 3:16 "For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind." I was also reading this morning out of Job again and another scripture that God threw out there to me was: Job 5:2 "Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple."
I praise God for his "spankings" and ask that you join me in prayer as i begin to lay these issues down to God.
Have a blessed day!