Pastor Vickylextar gave us another message that hit home – they all do but some more closely than others. She clearly said that her messages aren’t targeting one or two persons but all of us.
The scripture she gave us (1 Peter 5) mentions both young and old, so that covers pretty much everyone who attended the service and reads the bible! This scripture teaches a strong behaviour lesson by saying that God is opposed to the proud, the disdainful, the presumptuous and defeats them. I might use other adjectives such as “know it all”, independent, or false humility (I’m not good enough) but it’s all the same and God will oppose that as well.
God wants me to help others in a humble way with an open heart and with enthusiasm. I must admit that I sometimes find it hard to do, more specifically when I’m dealing with a family member who knows my hot buttons and I react in a prideful way, that’s a sign that the enemy is roaming around trying to lure me away, but I must reposition myself immediately
I still have work to do on humbling myself, because pride pops up very quickly even when I think that it’s not pride that’s why it’s important for me to keep a clear mind and be on the lookout and always ask God to show me these prideful traps.
– Pastor Denis, October 6, 2021