Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Word Filled Wednesday!

I'm sharing a poem with you today for Word Filled Wednesday. It's called "My Name is Pride," by Beth Moore. It has a bit of a bite to it, but I love it because it knocks the pride right out of me...

My name is Pride. 
I am a cheater.
I cheat you of your God-given destiny…
because you demand your own way.
I cheat you of contentment…
because you “deserve better than this.”
I cheat you of knowledge…
because you already know it all.
I cheat you of healing…
because you are too full of you to forgive.
I cheat you of holiness…
because you refuse to admit when you are wrong.
I cheat you of vision…
because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window.
I cheat you of genuine friendship…
because nobody’s going to know the real you.
I cheat you of love…
because real romance demands sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in heaven…
because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.
I cheat you of God’s glory…
because I convinced you to seek your own.
My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you.
I’m looking to make a fool of you.
God has so much for you, I admit, but don’t worry…
If you stick with me you’ll never know.
--Beth Moore

Happy, blessed Wednesday dear friends!



  1. Powerful and so very true! Thanks for sharing.

  2. LOVE this thank you for sharing..I love Beth Moore..I am going through her Esther bible study right now at church..


  3. Very powerful! Thanks for sharing! Gives me something to think about.

  4. Blessing Kelli,

    The daisy and this verse are a precious reminder!
    But the power in Beth's poem is knocking down that PRIDE as it should obstacle to enJOYing our fullness in Him. I truly do not want to be a fool to any cheater of this full life in Jesus. How sneaky when we are robbed but when we know the truth the truth will make us free. One day closer to true freedom! Don't want to stick with anything that is holding me back!

    Thanks for sharing and visiting! Oh and thanks also for sharing about FOF Radio theater of "The Chronicles of Narnia"!

    Peace and JOY,

  5. I love this poem, thank you for sharing and thank you for the reminder! And yes.. we are in sync today!


  6. What a great poem, and oh so convicting! How many times have I let pride keep me from receiving something great from God? I'm really going to think about this today. Thanks!

  7. I love that picture and verse and the poem. Blessings ~

  8. What a GREAT poem! I love Beth Moore's ministry and this is just another example why. Thank you for a very interesting and thought-provoking Word-Filled Wednesday.

  9. thanks for sharing this! blessings, Annette :)

  10. I love the poem Heidi, but you're right that it has a "bite" we can all learn from.

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  11. Heid,
    I felt punched by the first two lines! Very good! Arrogant pride undermines everything good. Good post. wb

  12. Love it! Great verse and encouraging message! Being humble is sometimes harder than it seems.Pride is an ugly little thing that creeps in when we least expect it! Great things to think about today! Love you...Great WFW!

  13. isn't that powerful! Thanks for sharing it!