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“For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified. I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all; however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue” (1 Corinthians 14:17-18).

It often happens that the primary sin of pride enters and the old Adam comes to life (knowing the old Adam is not dead in us in this age). We then think of ourselves and then justify our actions inwardly. We are called to die to self and think of the other before ourselves. Do not get caught up in self-think, but in the Spirit of the Lord who will use all things to edify His body, the church.

Lord, convict me when I am caught up in myself. Help me in those times where You have given me a task and I run off in my own direction. Guide me to be aware of whom You are making me to be and to live into the life of faith to which You have called me. Guide me now and always that in all I do I would live knowing that it is You who is Lord, not me. Lead my new heart into You.

Lord Jesus, You are the Savior and You know I need to be saved. Guide me, O Lord, that I may now and always abide in Your goodness. Help me to see through the temptations that come my way. Guide me to live for others, loving them and learning to love as You love. Grant this new heart You have given me by grace through faith would always abide in You, doing what is pleasing to the Father. Amen.