This list is from Nancy Leigh DeMoss’s “Brokenness: The Heart God Revives” book. It is a non-exhaustive (as she describes) list comparing a proud person’s attitude to a broken person’s. She starts the chapter saying, “Years ago a missionary served in a region in Africa that had known seasons of true revival. He reported that whenever he would mention the name of any Christian, the national believers would ask him, ‘Is he a broken Christian?’ They did not ask, ‘Is he a committed…knowledgeable…or…hardworking Christian?’ They wanted to know, ‘Is he a broken Christian?’ Are you a broken Christian? Am I? How can we know?”
I appreciate reading in black and white the prideful sins I so easily try to make gray in my justifying. Before I even read the first list of “Attitude toward others” I knew I was guilty of being critical and judgmental. O, LORD, may I not justify these character traits and see clearly as the comparison to the proud, self-made rules I have in my own head. Ugh! May I feel them as ugly as soon as the thought enters my head and Cut ItOff!
I was convicted that I needed to get permission before posting this copyrighted material, so I removed it and will hopefully follow through and receive permission. In the mean time the list can be found on pages 88-101of Nancy Leigh DeMoss's book "Brokenness: The heart God Revives"
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