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Hug Them Tightly, But Hold Them Loosely - #6529
It's so easy to let our children become an extension of our ego, our hopes, our dreams rather than letting them simply be God's servants. Maybe you even have a child God is calling into His service and you're kind of standing in the way. We just dare not forget that our children are God's property trusted to us. We dare not hijack them from His service to be in ours.
Monster On the Loose - #6387
Is the monster of ego on the loose inside of you? Before that monster does any more damage, deal with him. Repent of that pride and come back to the simplicity and humility of being surprised that it's you He's using.
Christianity in the age of narcissism
If narcissism has come to define our personal lives and social relationships, it’s impossible that it wouldn’t also have an effect on our spiritual lives. Charles Spurgeon sharply described the danger of letting your Christian faith get pulled into orbit around your own ego.
I was struck by Tiger's admission this week that the problems aren't just physical. He said, "There are a lot of things going on in my life. I'm just trying to get everything in a harmonious spot, and that's not easy to do." It's easy to throw stones at Tiger. What he needs is our prayers.
Fast in the BIble: Matthew 6:16
Humility is an important virtue, and especially so in worship. The point of acts of worship--prayer, fasting, or charity--is to glorify God, not our own egos. Those who make a big public deal of their good deeds and acts of worship in order to look better in the eyes of others are hypocrites.