Something I've been struggling with is pride. The idea that I know "better" than the Word. The idea that I can know, understand and even negotiate with the Word.
These aren't vague words, these are some very specific and clear things to me. If I pray and ask for answers they are as clear as the nose on my face. I find myself trying to push the limits of the Word. This is pride in the sense that I think I know whats best, and/or right for me. God has laid out what is right and wrong in the bible.
Isaiah 64:6 (NIV) states, "All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away." We will always sin, we are imperfect, and that is why Jesus died for us.
I'm learning to let go. To realize that I cannot be perfect, that there is a higher power, a frame of reference. Most importantly, I don't have to be perfect! He walked this world, He never sinned, and He died so that I may have eternal life and a relationship with God.
Thank you Lord for all you do.