Posted by: bshelley | June 11, 2009

When I kept silent about my sin…

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Today’s Verse: Psalm 32:3 When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. NASB

There are far too many worldly Christians and far too few world class ones. Fence straddling, uncomfortable as that posture remains is the choice of those might otherwise be faithful followers. The call of the world and its ways continue to gain their attention even as God calls us each out to righteousness and obedience apart from the world’s entrapment’s. What then is created are a bunch of miserable half-Christians who live in worldly sin all week and then devote their remaining energy to masking up for Sunday mornings. What an incredible waste of energy and lives. King David wrote this particular Psalm after he was outed for his sin and had received God’s forgiveness as a result of his faith and repentance. Can you identify with the sentiment that unconfessed and hidden sin causes us to rot from the inside out? We were not born again to live this kind of dual life which is why when one  attempts to live life stretched between God’s kingdom and Satan’s they waste away. They groan all day and all night knowing that they are not living right. That is not the joyous living God promises us if we live lives both in Him and for Him. Let that desire to look back over your shoulder at former lives and lusts be gone from you finally and forever. The spiritual renewal you will experience as a result will be a swift reminder of why you gave your life to Christ. It is time to get off the fence and get on your knees.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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  1. May the desire to go back to the world be gone forver, i pray in the name of Jesus! Let us all continue to renew our minds and die everyday for the Lord jesus Christ! Thanks For the reminder!

  2. Oh how easy it is to straddle that fence!

    He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Psalm 28:13

    Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
    James 5:16


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