AWAKEN | DAY 16
“Don’t be stubborn … but submit yourselves to the LORD.”2 CHRONICLES 30:8
Many verses in the Bible warn about not yielding to the voice of the LORD. When we don’t yield to God, we are arrogant and prideful. God values humility and leads the humble with gentleness. 1 Peter 5 says, “God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble.” Stubbornness toward God stunts our spiritual growth. Unwillingness to surrender to God actually moves our lives in the wrong direction! But when we relinquish our own agendas and motives, and submit to God’s will, then He can lead us and teach us.
Dear God, I confess that I’m stubborn and prideful. Forgive me for trying to control everything and help me learn to humbly submit to you. You are the ultimate guide and you protect me. You are my Good Shepherd. Thank you for being here with me now.
*Adapted from “The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast” by Kristen Feola.