Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Asking the Hard Questions, pt. 2

Are you sensitive to sin? Are you led to confess and repent from your sin?

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. ~1 John 1:8

1 comment:

rachel said...

this can be a "hard" question, but it doesn't have to be. Having a clear conscience is so freeing, and there is a lot of power in confessing a sin to another person, or in church during testimony time. It is so worth the "humiliation". It took me a number of years into my christian life to figure that out. I would drag around with a muddied conscience, trying to punish myself and to be sorry hard enough and long enough till I felt I could be forgiven. It totally revolutionised my life once I grasped how to deal with my slips and falls. How to repent and confess and stay on my knees till I KNEW I was forgiven and clear!!!!!!!!! Then I could go on my way rejoicing. I didn't have to punish myself, Jesus has taken the punishment for me. And He is so ready to forgive, but yes, there must be a humble willingness in our hearts to confess and repent.