God hates the sin of pride.
James 4:6 But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
In the New Testament the definition of pride isn’t, “I am great, look what I have done,” but rather “I can do it all by myself, I don’t need you.”
The Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are one, but three personalities, they are a community within themselves. God made us so that on our own we are incomplete, we can’t function close to our potential by ourselves. We are like a hand, a foot, or an ear on a human body, separated from the body we are useless.
God has said that each of us are useless for Him if we are separated from our church family trying to be a Lone Ranger because of our pride. The same thing is true of prayer. We can pray by ourselves but the heavy duty prayer requests and needs will be met and accomplished so much better and faster by those who are praying together as a group. God made it that way, He made us interdependent. We have great power with others, we have amazing potential with others but our pride often messes up Gods best plans for us.
December 7th through the 11th is our “Five Days of Prayer”. We usually average 20 people in the prayer room each hour. It would be so cool to have 40 at this prayer event. We are using Zoom along with our in person praying. Make a goal when you read this, many have made a goal and have sent me a copy. Why don’t you do that!