Mid Day Meditation: Keep My Heart Pure

 “Search me , O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting” – Psalm 139:23-24

God: I have searched your heart and I have found the seed of Pride

Me: God.. How.. I’m not prideful Lord . I’ve been reading my word..and.. I don’t understand …

God: I have found the seed in your heart…. Destroy it before it grows Me: How ?

God: Even I had to fast and pray

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“Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God command this stone to become bread.” – Luke 4:2-3

        Lord guard my heart. Guard my heart from those who see the gifting inside of me but yet want to push it out of its season. For you are not a God of premature birth….but a God of right on time…

 

But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” – Luke 4:4

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“Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.” – Luke 4:5-7

 

        Lord .. help me not to worship and idolize false idols and people whom you call your own… Help me to see that you are my only savior and that I look to you and nowhere else. Remind me everyday Lord … this work is not for the faint at heart.. Also , this work is not for my personal gain or to prove to anyone that I made it… but to show the glory of GOD.

“And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me , Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve” – Luke 4:8

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 “Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here

For it is written

He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you, and In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest dash your foot against a stone.” Luke 4:9-11

 

        Lord help to understand that yes the enemy knows the word of God to.. Push me deeper into the secret place and consecration. That I will not be blinded by the deception of the enemy.

 

“And Jesus answered and said to him, It has been said You shall not tempt the Lord your God” – Luke 4:12

… The enemy will use the very things that God has given us (the word, our careers, our salvation) to tempt us , to make us idols, and to even  become prideful. It could have been very easy for the Lord to say Yes to satan but because he knew who he was and constantly withdrew into the wilderness to pray(Luke 5:16) he was able to fight AND DEFEAT the prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2) .. and  more importantly Jesus fasted.. He was able to maintain a humble heart.  It is easy to become prideful and we have to learn to rebuke the spirit daily because the enemy will use the spirit of pride as deception to our hearts and mind.

Selah.

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