Pride Devotional: Thursday, February 4

Begin with prayer.  Pray that your heart would be conformed to the will and purposes of God.

Read 1 Peter 5:5-11: Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To Him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Simply pray that Jesus will work in your heart.  Ask Him to help you to decrease in pride, but increase in humility.  Pray that your humility will be evident in how you treat others in your life.  Pray that God will continue to pour out His grace in your life.