Are my Truth Seekers, are you still walking with me? I pray that God Almighty give you and I the courage to complete our journey of truth. Remember, all of us fall short of the glory of God. We all sin against God. My grandmother would say all humans have skeletons in their closets. I remember asking what are skeletons? Her answer to me was anything we didn’t want others to know. Things that may change their opinion of who we are. Why is the opinion of others? God is the only one that should matter to us. Let’s worry about what God think about us.
God know we are prodigal sons and daughters. Yet as a loving Father he waits on us to come to ourselves. To repent of our sins and to return to fellowship with Him.
Truth is hard. Remember, God desires for you and I to walk in truth. Each of us must want it for ourselves. Each of us must want to receive all that God has for us. There is freedom and power when we walk in Truth. We all want to control our own destiny. You cannot get me to believe that bondage is your destiny and you are alright walking in it. Are you still on board? GREAT! Let’s get started.
The truth can be humbling, exhilarating and yes sometimes painful, but we must embrace the truth in order for us to receive all that God has for us. When we embrace our truth we then begin the healing process. Truth is a matter of the heart. It is your desire to come clean before God. God wants you to know whatever your sin nothing is too big for Him.
As God speaks to us through his word, don’t be fearful of your truth. It is your truth. A part of who you are. God offers us the forgiveness of sins, but sometimes we just don’t think we are worthy to receive his forgiveness. Look at the Cross of Jesus. It is continually shouting out the truth to each of us. “THERE IS VICTORY IN JESUS CHRIST.” Nothing in our life is lost or forsaken. The accuser of the brethren would like for you to believe there is no hope. Who is the HOPE OF GLORY! His name is Jesus Christ. He is the Hope of Glory.
Reading from John 3:16, AMP Version:
For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten [unique] Son, so that whoever believes in [trust in, clings to, relies on] Him shall not perish [come to destruction, be lost] but have eternal [everlasting] life.
God already knew our path of destruction. He sent us the remedy. His Son Jesus Christ. Let us acknowledge our sins together, and allow God to restore us. Only God can bring us to the state of purity. There is no question that our sins are numerous. There is no question that we are guilty of disobedience. There is no question that we deserve to pay for our transgressions. But GOD! This is where we shout Hallelujah!!! Thank you God for the Lamb of God that took away the sins of this world.
In my last blog posting we talked about “Secret Sins.” If you are living with a secret sin, expose it to God. Ask God for forgiveness. Ask God to cleanse you. Sin distorts and cripple us. Sin causes us to hide or separate ourselves. Living in total darkness become normal for us. More or less we start to believe our own lies. We want others to believe that we are living a normal life. Everything is great in our world. Give me time and I will get better. So for the time being darkness isn’t so bad. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Do you Remember King David in the bible. God was displeased with David’s sin. God sent His messenger Nathan to King David. Nathan tells King David a story. King David was ready to condemn the man in Nathan’s story. But Nathan replied to David, you are the man! There it is! David had to deal with his truth. He had to look front and center at his own sin. David’s sin was never hidden from God. God wanted David to face his truth. David didn’t have to live this way anymore. There was an answer to David’s sin. There is an answer to our sin but we must be willing to give it to God. God is the only one who can cleanse us from our sins. David confessed and repented of his sins. He was broken and grieved for his sins. Brokenness brings Breakthrough!
David repented before God. What does repentance mean? Repentance means a feeling of regret, a changing of the mind, or a turning from sin to God. Let’s take a look at what King David did in confessing his sins.
First, David appealed to the mercy of God. He was honest with God. He understood the severity of his sin before God. He didn’t give God excuses. David wanted to change. He wanted God’s presence in his life. Finally he understood the grace of God. David penned Psalm 51. I like to call it “David’s Great Awakening!”
Psalm 51 King James Version (KJV)
51 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according
unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight:
that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation:
and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering
and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.