In the world but not of it

August 2, 2010


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If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. Psalms 66:18

What sin or burden that is weighing you down are you still carrying around in your heart that eats away at you? When you try to have your quiet time with the Lord each day are you finding that it is at the forefront of your mind, distracting you’re every thought…

I remember such a time in my life. I had moved on from being foolish in my walk with the Lord yet years later He began tugging at my heart over a particular matter that had gone unresolved. At first I wrote it off as the enemy playing mind games with me.

Then I began to slowly realize that it was not the enemy at all. In fact, God had gotten me alone for a season in my life and began a refining process that He was unable to do before due to my blindness and stubbornness.  My quiet time became filled with this heavy burden about this neglected matter.

I rationalized and justified, I excused and ignored and then one morning I heard God’s voice clearly and powerfully in my heart to address this sin and remove it once for all by taking a specific action I had neglected to take. I took the action and I’ve been freed ever since. At that moment I realized what the Psalmist was expressing here. It was not that God could not listen, His hearing isn’t affected, it was that He “would not” listen – yet, He ministered to me and encouraged me through His grace to make the necessary decision.

Lesson learned – God is interested in cleansing us, refining and purifying us continually. We need to realize this knowing that there might be “leftovers” we have seemingly forgotten about that He wants to resolve…


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