+Living Life God's Way+
I have never committed the least matter to God,
that I have not had reason for infinite praise.
Read 1 John 1:5-6, Proverbs 28:13, Psalm 51:1-19
All of us struggle with sin. Human nature pulls us down as gravity
does, yet God had made us and saved us to lift us up (1 John 1:5 - 2:6).
There are three ways we may deal with our sins.
Cover them. We cover our sins with our words. This is lying -
deceiving others and ourselves and lying to God. Lies are darkness,
whereas God's truth is light. When we lie, our character erodes
(Proverbs 28:13). When we cover sin, we lose God's light, fellowship and
Confess them. Admit and judge them - agree with God about your sin.
This involves the heart and the will. Some people have died because they
repeatedly, willfully, proudly and arrogantly defied the will of God.
Admit you are a sinner, say what is wrong and then come to Him and name
it. Confess your sin only in the circle of those influenced by it -
individuals or family. (Don't become an exhibitionist with the public.)
Confession brings release, freedom, forgiveness and a new beginning.
Conquer them, Jesus is in heaven today as our Advocate - as a
Lawyer before the Father. Abide in you, love Him, walk with Him in the
light of His Word. Keep His commandments. Fellowship is a by-product of
our walk with God. To love Him is to serve Him and obey His
Are you covering sin or conquering sin in your sin? Confess your
known sin and ask God to clean your heart. He wants to forgive you so He
can restore fellowship with you.
Prayer, Praise and Promises Devotional by Warren Wiersbe; 5/7/2004
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