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  • In those days Hezekiah was terminally ill, and he prayed to Yahweh; and he spoke to him, and gave him a sign. But Hezekiah didn't reciprocate appropriate to the benefit done for him, because his heart was lifted up. Therefore there was wrath on him, Judah, and Jerusalem. However, Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that Yahweh's wrath didn't come on them in the days of Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 32:24'26 WEB.

    Hezekiah once again humbled himself and spared Jerusalem from destruction. The Lord had given him very great possessions, and Hezekiah struggled to retain his humility (2 Chronicles 32:27). Not long after this recovery, some Babylonians came to visit him. Hezekiah's pride returned as he showed them all of the treasures and storehouses he had built. Later, the Babylonians returned to loot all of his riches for themselves, and they destroyed his beautiful city. For pride goes before destruction (Proverbs 16:18).

    Many times in my life, the Lord has given me opportunities to humble myself. He would offer me jobs that no one else wanted, allow others to wrong me, or simply withhold the appreciation that I thought I so deserved. At other times, I have dealt with a particular sin or a bad attitude, only to have it show up again later. Just like Hezekiah, when things start going well, it is so easy to drift back to where you used to be.

    Sin crouches at the door, and it desires to have you, but you must master it (Genesis 4:7). Sins like pride are especially hard to keep behind you. Yet, whatever sin you have grown weak to is always the most difficult one. Even though you know better, you just can't seem to help it. For some, it is greed or the love of money. For others, it may be lust or pornography, gluttony, drunkenness, or a combination of many. There are so many to choose from. Everyone has their own desires and weaknesses.

    The enemy will try to use anything that breaks your fellowship with the Lord as a wedge. I was raised as white trailer trash, so when the Lord tries to raise me up, pride creeps in. As long as I stay focused on Him, He will faithfully deflate it for me. I can tell you so many stories where the Lord put me in a humbling situation right before He would use me as His messenger.

    Pride goes before destruction, but humility comes before promotion. (Proverbs 16:18, 1 Peter 5:6, James 4:10).

    You can never finally say, "I have dealt with _____ for the last time," because it will try and return when you least expect it. Stay on guard against anything that you have been weak to in the past. What you feed in your mind will grow, and what you starve will die. So don't open that door to the past again, for you know who is waiting out there.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You strengthen me and make me steadfast. I want to serve You the rest of my days and to make a difference on the earth. Please teach me to hear when You are speaking and recognize Your voice. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amén

Jun 23
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jun 23
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

 Amen and Amen 

Jun 23
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen 

Jun 23
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My Faith and Trust is in the Lord.  Thank You Heavenly Father for being with me. Amen

Jun 23
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jun 23
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 23
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

We put all our faith and trust in you Jesus.You are awesome. Amen 

Jun 23
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen protect me from myself Lord for my trust is in you and you alone in Jesus'name I pray amen

Jun 23
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for the reminder of how easy it is for pride to creep into my heart, Pastor Dion. Vigilence! Lord, strengthen me and make me steadfast. Thank you!

Jun 23
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name amen 

Jun 23
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Heavenly Father for giving me the opportunity to get rid of things that are affecting me, even though my weakness I can't control it. Speak to me and through me in ways I can understand and lead me to a better life, in Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen. Lord, don't abandon me. 

Thank you Pastor for this reminder, blessings to you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Jun 23
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jun 23
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God I pray you are happy with me Amen 

Jun 23
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen, Pastor Dion! It is so true, we are under constant attack by the evil one, the more we try and walk with the Lord and the more we try to serve Him! But the Lord God is in control, He gives us the strength to go on, praise be unto Him forever and ever!!!

Jun 23
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

Jun 23
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 23
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jun 24
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen and Amen. Help me Father this day be quick to hear Your a spirit when Satan tries to distract me from You, with sinful thoughts and attitudes .. Use me today to encourage others and bless others.  Thank you Jesus for another day.. come quickly. In Jesus Name.

Jun 24
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jun 24