Good Morning my friends,
Have you ever tried to hide your sins? What about private sins, do you have those? For many years I thought I was getting away with sin because it was done it private. Whether it was alone time surfing the internet or “innocent” flirtation with my vendors they were my hidden/private sins.. These sins although they felt small, most of the time had a bigger impact on my life because they eventually lead to more devastating chances. We have a tendency to separate our sins according to big & small. We can separate our sins in degrees as much as we want but no matter how big or small the sin we commit is, they ALL have one HUGE consequence which is separation from Christ. The further we move away from Christ the easier it becomes to commit sin. As Christians, we should be willingly ask God to search us daily from the top of our head to the bottom of our feet and cleanse us from all our sins.
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24)
Have you ever stopped to think how difficult it must have been for David to pray this prayer? We don’t know if he penned these words before or after his terrible sin with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11-12). But either way, David knew he was capable of terrible sin and that often his first impulse when he sinned was to deny it or try to hide it from God. To ask God to search out the darkest, most secret corners of our minds and hearts takes courage.
And yet what happens if we aren’t willing to do this? Then the sins. We know about remain unconfessed, and our fellowship with God remains cold and distant. Perhaps more important, the hidden sins we may not even realize we have-sins like pride, suppressed anger, withheld love, jealously, a secret yearning for recognition-remain firmly in place, manipulating us and eventually destroying us.
So have the courage to pray this prayer. And whatever-God reveals to you, confess it, repent of it, and ask Christ to replace it with His purity and love.
My CHALLENGE prayer for YOU… Whatever-God reveals to you, confess it, repent of it, and ask Christ to replace it with His purity and love.
I hope you all have a GREAT day… Blessings and much love….D
Live YOUR life like it’s your LAST 24!!!