If I am to honor you, Christ, I need your mercy to identify my own conceit. When I think I am better than someone else, remind me that I did not do anything to earn my salvation.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
Authentic spirituality is about God’s Spirit changing me. It is not about me trying to change someone else. I need him to root out the selfishness and pride in my own life.
I have the strength to affirm, esteem, and appreciate others no matter how they choose to treat me because I have God’s approval through Christ.
I am in good standing with you, Father, only because of my identity in Christ. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for giving me the power to control my tongue. All praise belongs to you for being the only One who changes hearts!