Monday, September 21, 2009

something to take to heart

this is out of a book called "Grace for the moment" by Max Lucado, its sort of a twice daily inspirational reading. I had read this morning reading thinking that thinking that it was the current day but then after realized it was 2 months and 1 day previous, God is trying to speak to me through this, what is he telling you?

if we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us 1 John 1:8

We do ourselves no favors in justifying our deeds or glossing over our sins. Some time ago my daughter Andrea got a splinter in her finger. I took her to the restroom and set out some tweezers, ointment, and a Band- Aid. She didn't like what she saw."I just want the Band-Aid, Daddy." Sometimes we are just like Andrea. We come to Christ with our sin, but all we want is a covering. We want to skip the treatment. We want to hide our sin. And one wonders if God even in his great mercy will heal what we conceal.
How can God heal what we deny? How can God touch what we cover up?

a gentle thunder

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