Join us this Thursday night, February 12th for our Men’s Fellowship Night with Pastor Willy Winborne. Check out this link for details!!! Come bring a friend!!!
Confessions of a King!
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.”(Psalms 51:1-3)
I really love the example of humility from the King of all Israel as he recognizes his sin. David openly admits his need to resist a prideful position as King and the importance of submitting himself to the greater One. He desires nothing more than restoration between himself and God.
This reminds me that David was not perfect in all his ways, but his heart was yielding towards God and concerned with the pleasures of the Lord. The acknowledgment of his wrong was the beginning of the recovery process. Sidebar: recovery is not only in the areas of addictions.
One of the few benefits of being addicted to a life dominating sin is everything is exposed and put out into the open. When our sin is truly in the open, we receive the freedom to share our internal and external struggles that many others hold onto. As a result, we truly appreciate the deliverance accessed by God’s mercy in amazing ways.
The results of sin are devastating to our relationship with God, the ones we sin against, and to our wellbeing in general. When we stop blaming everyone and everything else, we can begin to turn away from our wicked ways.
When we get to the place where our relationship with God is more important than an image of false righteousness then we can begin traveling the road toward victory. Jesus Christ provides the ultimate atonement for our sins and if we confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive us our sins and cleanse of all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 – Chaplain Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves there full-time. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance. John C. Maxwell
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14