I feel like a Pharisee. I had the opportunity last week to humble myself and be a true child of God, by showing his love to someone. I failed miserably.

Scripture

Matthew Chapter 23:25,26 – Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

Observation

If I do not have my time with the Lord everyday throughout the day and ask his counsel in all situations, then I fail him and those around me. I must be in his word and on my knees daily.

Application

Have time with the Lord every morning/every day. With only him, if it is before the kids get up or after they go to bed, I need time to focus and spend time in His word and in prayer.

Prayer

Lord, I come to you asking for forgiveness for my failings and for being selfish and lazy with my time. Lord, I thank you for carrying me during the times I do not actively spend time with you. I ask forgiveness in not being humble and for giving the wrong testimony to others, Lord, please help me to forgive myself and those that have wronged me. Please give me the passion and capacity to spend time with you daily. Help me to remember that days are always better if begun with you. I love you Lord and so want your will and way.

Amen.