And Liking It?
Forgive me. I am NOT giving a license for sin. I just want to discuss sin in light of the way we, or I, often look at it. And I think you might too.
What is the sin that so easily entangles you?
I know which mine is!
Do you know what is yours?
This morning I was reviewing today’s Devo that will be put up on our ministry FB page https://www.facebook.com/CommonThreadMinistries/
- This particular devo is also found in our #PrayAllYear section, but with a different focus. CLICK HERE.
As I reviewed it I came under deep conviction about the way I sometimes handle sin in my life. I want to share my notes with you, and be a bit transparent, but, I’d like you to try and do the same thing.
Would you take a moment and be transparent with yourself, as I tried to be with myself? Even as I write these words I am thinking about my notes that I journaled this morning and am wondering “how-transparent” should I be with you?
Well, let’s see what comes out.
Here’s what I want to do. I will give the Devo verse in Italics and then my notes below it.
Again, let the Lord speak to you about what sin you have going on in your life that you want to jettison, that you no longer want to hold onto. Or maybe . . .
. . . you TRULY want to hold onto your sin?
Be honest with God about it. Remember, he already knows your sin better than you do.
Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
— Lord, I know this! Why is it so hard to live it? Especially when I am dealing with that sin which so easily entangles me (Hebrews 12:1)? The truth is Father, there are times when I do want to covet that elusive sin that keeps kicking-my-tail!
Promise (from God)
The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
— Father, I confess that my joy in You is so fickle. And its fickleness is usually based on whether my attitude about my sin has my focus or if You have my focus. Forgive me Lord, the issue isn’t sin kicking-my-tail, the issue is me choosing to NOT submit to You.
Prayer (to God)
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple.
— I am grateful Father, that my desire for this sin and my lack of joy, THEY DO send me to Your presence. Oh Lord, my Lord, be majestic in my life today (Psalm 8:1, 9).