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Be humble and pray
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Create in me a new heart Lord

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Create in me a new heart, Lord.
Psa 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

A heart purged from all evil, the desire to have things your own way.
Pro 16:6
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil.

A heart filled full of good, the desire to do things God's way.
Pro 14:14
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.

The wicked seek to advance themselves, while the good seek to advance God's Kingdom.
Psa 10:4
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek [after God]: God [is] not in all his thoughts.

Our own wills are always in opposition to God's will.
Gal 5:17
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Gal 6:8
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

When we seek to do our own will, we do evil works.
Rom 1:28
And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

To do the will of God, we must die to our own selfish wills daily.
Jhn 5:30
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Our own wills are always selfish.
Rom 1:29-32
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

God's will is always unselfish.
Gal 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Eph 5:9
(For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

This is why the proud and haughty have no place in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Pro 16:18
Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Everything a proud person does hinders God's wonderful work.
1Cr 9:10-12
Or saith he [it] altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, [this] is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
If we have sown unto you spiritual things, [is it] a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
If others be partakers of [this] power over you, [are] not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

Be humble and pray.
2Ch 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.