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repentance

{Have mercy on me, O God, because of Your unfailing love. Because of Your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Ps51:1}

repentance

quite a word

all encompassing

{Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. Ps51:2}

it’s not something you can will yourself to do. it is a brokenness from inside that wells out of you to bring you back into right relationship with God. it breaks our pride, tears down the wall of separation, removes the veil, shows us God’s heart. it makes us raw. it makes us vulnerable. most importantly, tho, it brings us back to the one who can restore us to wholeness. our sin does not define who we are. our repentance and return to the Lord does.

{Against You, and You alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in Your sight. You will be proved right in what You say, and Your judgment against me is just. Ps51:4}

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things are well, at least we thought they were.

our relationship with God was distant, but we knew He was there watching over us and wooing us back to Him. we were doing everything right, we thought. we were diligently watching the area that we fall short so frequently.

{Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and make me willing to obey You. Ps51:12}

when things are going right, you look for the other shoe to drop. you wait in anticipation for the ax to fall. things are going to well, we think, so something horrific must be in the wings waiting. we watch. we wait. we are diligent to work hard to fight against our own mistakes in that area we think is most weak. unfortunately, as we watch that area, our backs are turned and satan attacks an area that we never thought we had to protect. we thought this was safe. we thought things were good. we thought that area was proofed.

the other shoe

there it is

it has dropped and we have dropped

{The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. Ps51:17}

back to our knees

back to the Lord

repentant

broken

but God…

God is faithful. God restores. God loves. God renews.

but God is our answer

and we are grateful

and we are being renewed daily. in the midst of brokenness.

today, we pray.

we pray for restoration in the dark places. we pray for God’s light to shine thru. we pray for love to abound. we pray for you that are broken and searching. we pray for those who are seeking. seek the Lord and have peace. seek the Lord and be restored

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{THEREFORE, there is now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because thru Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you FREE from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2} 

 


truth

In today’s world:

Truth is subjective and marketable
Love is a fleeting feeling
Integrity is extremely rare

We are living in a society where opinion and bias drive media and media drives society and money drives all of it. This week has been a rough one for me so far. I have found that there are many in the world who will not build into what they desire. They want ready made perfection and if it’s not offered, they will run to the newest, brightest, latest, greatest that appears to have what they want. Bouncing around from thing to thing, place to place, person to person. Newsflash: nothing is perfect. You must build what you want into your life. Throwing away people doesn’t solve much of anything.

I’m not sure even what to pray today in this world of lies and deception.

So, today i pray…

Psalm 15
Oh Lord, who may abide in Your tent?
Who may dwell on your holy hill?
He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness,
and speaks truth in his heart.
He does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
in whose eyes a reprobate is despised,
but who honors those who fear the Lord;
he swears to his own hurt and does not change;
he does not put out his money at interest,
nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
he who does these things will never be shaken.

Today i will pray for integrity, truth, loyalty. Today i pray that even when things are hard, we would make the decision to be truthful with ourselves, truthful with others. Today i pray that we would not shy away from work, that we would invest in what we have to build it up and not tear it down, that we would choose love as an action and not just a fleeting feeling.

Today i will remember…

Psalm 51:1-4
Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my sin is ever before me.
Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight,
so that You are justified when You speak and blameless when You judge.

May i remember my sin, may it ever be before me, that i might remember to repent for my blunders and forgive others as i am forgiven each day. Today i will pray that i remember Your forgiveness is ever before me and, in grace, to pass it along to the ones who fall.

today i pray for truth…


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