Sunday, February 5, 2012

21 Days of Listening Day 12: The Blessing of Conviction

This Week's Reading: Matthew Ch 5-7

Matthew 5:29 NKJV
If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

One thing that the Holy Spirit will do in your quiet time as well as any time during the day is convict you.

I'm not talking about guilt. There is a difference.

Guilt keeps us in bondage. It implies judgment for not living up to a standard. Conviction on the other hand liberates us by merely point out our wrong doing to encourage us to be more Christlike.

The difference between guilt and conviction is grace.

Grace means that we can be forgiven. After all, that's the whole point to Jesus right? When you are guilty nothing can change that. There is no truth in guilt for those who believe in Jesus.

If you are plagued with guilt then odds are it is because you have not asked for forgiveness or given forgiveness to someone who has hurt you. Forgiveness is the source of freedom. It is the ultimate expression of love.

Ask the Holy Spirit to help. You can say this prayer.

God, please help me to forgive all who have wronged me; including myself. Please reveal the truth of those situations and show me the next Christlike step I should take. Please also forgive me for any wrongs I may have done to anyone else and help me to ask them for forgiveness. In the name of Jesus, Amen

This is a great way to open your prayer time! It starts you off from a position of spiritual freedom.
Jesus came to set us free. We do not belong behind the prison bars of guilt.

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