Posted by: amyedwards | February 9, 2010

Sunday Stirrings – Confession is good for the Soul

Sunday Stirrings

Okay, so it has been a couple of weeks since I last posted how God is speaking to me, but that’s not because He has failed to speak.  In fact, it’s just the opposite.  He has had plenty to say.  And some of it hasn’t been too easy to hear.  But, hey, I asked for it!  A couple of weeks ago during my study time, I fell under conviction realizing I’m always asking forgiveness for the same sins.  You know . . . yelling at my kids, lack of self-discipline (maybe those two go hand-in-hand), etc.  You really don’t need to read all of my dirt!  Funny thing, I wasn’t so much convicted (this time) that I continually have to confess those sins.  Not that it makes it any better, but those are things I have always struggled with and bad habits have been formed as a result.  Those are my die to daily sins!  Yes, it’s still sin and I have to confess it, but the Lord knows my heart.

Instead, the Lord began speaking to me about the sins I don’t confess while I’m busy confessing my daily ones.  Better yet, not just sins I’m failing to confess, but sins I don’t even recognize.  God has been doing an amazing work in my life over the past few months, and He wants to do so much more.  But the problem is there is too much of me in the way.  I am so full of myself that I’m crowding the Holy Spirit’s work in my life.  He wants to fill me, but I need to make some room.

The last couple of weeks I have been asking God to search me, know me, and reveal any wicked way in me.  There has been plenty to reveal and a lot to take in.  And because I’m hard-headed, He has decided to reveal it thus far thru various circumstances, rather than the sweetness of His Word.

I’m still praying and I’m still listening!  Best of all though, I’m confessing!

For more Sunday Stirrings, visit Jodi at Fruit Inspection and join in the experience!

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Responses

  1. Love it! Some more nuggets to add to my quest of confession and getting Me out of His way as well. Can’t wait to start Forgotten God. I have a feeling there is a lot waiting for me there.

  2. Hard headedness must run in the family. I’ve had the learn the same lesson the hard way, twice within 2 weeks. Duh!


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