“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:14 NKJV).


Lucifer was cast down from heaven because of his rebellious heart that said, “I will be like the Most High.” Being cast down, he sought to corrupt and kill those whom God had made in His own image by tempting them with the same rebellious attitude. He tempted Eve saying that if she would eat of the forbidden fruit, she would be “like God” (Gen. 3:5).
The heart of sin is an attitude that says, “I will” rather than saying “Thy will be done.” It desires to take God’s place, rather than submitting to Him.
The rebellious heart of Satan declared: “I will.” The obedient heart of Jesus prayed: “Thy will be done” (Matt. 26:42). What does your heart say?
PRAYER: Dear Father, forgive us where our hearts are saying “I will.” We surrender our wants and desires to You. We ask You for what we want, but we obediently surrender to what You want, knowing that Your will is better. For You love us and know what is best for us. Teach us to love what You love and hate what You hate. May Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, Lord! In Jesus’ name, amen.