Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day Thirteen (of 31 Days)

Sin. It's gotta get out of the way before you are able to have an intimate relationship with God. "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear." Psalm 66:18.

Ever wonder why you feel God is distant? Why your prayers aren't being answered? Perhaps this should have been a post for Day One. If you have a deep longing to draw near to God, (maybe you've even joined us this month) but it seems choppy and difficult, consider that you may have unconfessed sin. Every day, each believer sins simply because we're human, and those sins need to be continually brought before the Lord with the intention of change. But that's not what I mean. Unconfessed sin that separates us from intimacy with God (not His love, but His presence) is sin that is habitual or deeply rooted. This type of sin may need the Holy Spirit's revelation. Sometimes, it's an area of our lives we are unaware of but it's serious enough that it needs our attention. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (I John 1:9)
The Holy Spirit has been faithful to reveal to me any sin that was blocking my communication with the Father. If you're sensing this could be an issue for you, deal with it today.


Meghan said...

Loving all your photographs that go with the passage.

Do not welcome sin is my motto today.
Thank you.
Meghan Grace

The Maretzki Family said...

Very encouraging!

Camille said...

Wonderful post Heather! Oh, isn't this the ROOT of it all??

Craig and Bethany said...

Absolutely! I just keep thinking, how AMAZING that we are made PERFECT in Christ. Let the confessions begin. (To God, of course!) Let freedom REIGN!