How was your day? Did you get a lot done? Did you enjoy yourself, or maybe you challenged yourself in a new way? Do you feel proud of yourself? Pride is a weird thing–we’re told to be proud of ourselves, but the Bible often tells us pride is a sin…so which is it. It is a bit of both. It’s okay to feel proud–maybe you aced a test, did good at a tryout, or learned how to use a hammer. But it’s bad if you think you did it yourself. Know that God is behind our actions. Give him the glory and thank Him for letting you have those great moments you’re proud of.
You have been bought and paid for by Christ, so you belong to him—be free now from all these earthly prides and fears.
1 Corinthians 7:23 (TLB)
Dear Lord, thank you for giving me talents and gifts to use each day. Thank you for the successes I had today. Help me to give you the glory in my life, and to not forget that you make all things possible. Amen.