When we are all in within our relationship with God he becomes important in not only the big decisions we make but intertwined with every daily choice we make. Walking with the Holy Spirit guiding not only grows our relationship it strengthens our resolve to reach the lost.
“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT
Do you ever do things that afterwards you feel really awful about? Maybe it is something you know is wrong but in the heat of the moment, it feels so right? Sin is like that. Sin aims at hitting at all the right pleasure points, creating a sense of entitlement. But sin is like cancer, it spreads and works its way to your heart.
The Holy Spirit calls you to repentance, he sees everything you do. As a believer we still sin, but we are called to repent and move away from what causes us to sin. The Proverb says, “as a dog returns to his vomit” well if we keep doing the same thing over and over each time we are repenting of it, are we really repentant or just looking to feel better about our sin?
Repentance of out sin is to do a U-turn from what caused the problem in the first place. Get out of the situation, put up safeguards, get accountability, tell someone, do something. But the key is you must want to change. Freedom from sin is a choice you must make daily. Jesus told Peter that we will be forgiven 70×7, not to say after 490 times he stops, but that we will always be forgiven if asked. But it would be so much easier if we changed after the first time?
So are you living your life as to glorify God? Or are you living it to pleasure yourself? Do you desire to be all in?
Jesus, I want to live my life glorifying you. I don’t want to be like a dog returning to my own vomit. Forgive me of my sins. Help me to u-turn away from them. Let this day be a new day. Let me be able to reach others with you love because they matter to me. Move in this city. Move at my work. Use me. I want to live all in. Amen