A believer, in recovery, looking to the Bible to know who I am in Christ.
Many who became believers confessed their sinful practices. Acts 19:18
It is not time to slink away from the Lord.
Believers confess sins.
Yesterday, I started the morning with "Rejoice in the Lord Always..."
And in the afternoon, found myself screaming at a kid when a soft answer would have been sufficient.
That Rejoice Always stuff must be for someone else, right?
No. It is for me for sure! I don't have it all figured out yet; the Lord teaches me in His time.
I know this: Now is not the time to slink away from the Lord with my tail between my legs, but to come boldly, with thanksgiving before the throne of grace. Now is the time to confess. To repent. Promptly.
I am not God. I serve Him. He loves me.
Like the orphan who gets adopted by doesn't believe it yet...
Now is the time to pray without ceasing. Especially when I've messed up. Now is the time to trust that Jesus is doing a work in me.
It's hard to change a man, to reach down inside and take out the pride virus and install a new program called humility.
It takes repetition. The file gets "corrupted."
I had to tell my children over and over to say please and thank you. For years.
I confess. The Lord has to keep telling me to be humble. Over and over.
I blew it yesterday. Jesus looked at me and said, "Come over here. Let's renew your humility right now. Today."
I am a child of the one true king. I'm kind of like that orphan who got adopted but doesn't quite believe it yet. So I test. Painfully.
He heals. Supernaturally.
Lord, give me the grace to confess my sins promptly. I rejoice. I pray. I thank you. I welcome your supernatural work in me. I welcome that cleansing that only you can do in me. I need the light. Now. Even though it hurts. Shine. Today. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
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