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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In His Word Wednesday: 1 John 1:9

1John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Last week I started a series on seeking God's guidance. I wanted to share points that will help when you are at the point of making a decision. We all know when God is in the decision, it's always better for us and others. This is part two in seeking God's guidance. If you are just now joining us please go back and read part 1.

The first thing we need before we go before our Creator is cleansing. We need to ask God (and ourselves), "is there anything in my life that is hindering me from hearing what You are saying?" If so, cleanse yourself with confession and repentance.

Even Christians sin. Sometimes the sin is from a habit of our old flesh, or it could be from a new situation in our life, but it is still sin. When we have sin in our life, we sometimes feel like God is nowhere to be found, and question if He hears us. This feeling causes us to feel discouraged and shameful. Satan loves to have us here. He will often tell you "God doesn't love you," or "God will never forgive you." That is so far from the truth (exactly where Satan wants us...far from the truth). 1John 1:9 shows us how big a liar Satan is.

Take a moment to sit and cleanse yourself, restoring your relationship with our mighty God. A restored relationship means the communication lines are open. Be prepared to hear what God has in store for you and your life.
Magnificent God by Big Daddy Weave
 
Blessings and Happy Crafting!

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. I forget that part of prayer....to be sure I am cleansed and repented of anything I've done before I plead to be heard!

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  2. It is wonderful to think of the perfect work of the Cross of Jesus Christ and the beauty of holiness God sees when we pray in Him, sin confessed and relying on Him to reveal Himself to us.

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Thanks for reading my post. I enjoy hearing your thoughts. Tisha