Okay so the definition of sin is straightforward and pretty simple, we all have areas in our lives that need to be pruned and brought into a Godly correction. Often the obvious sins we easily stop such as lying or stealing, but don’t look at the more subtle sin that stop us from walking closer and closer to our Heavenly Father and His plan for our lives. Anything that takes the attention from God in our lives is a sin. So how can I do that without condemnation? Simply by looking at your own life and seeing the things that take your eyes off Christ Jesus and His gift of salvation and mercy. So I know that Christ died for me but it took me a few years of struggle to completely understand that His love is unconditional. It cost me nothing, but Christ everything. So once I had that revelation, the truth of it overcame my human understanding and low self-worth. Through this truth I could then see that I was more than worthy of His Love.
So next was letting go of the other “sins” that had not allowed me to grow, such as not trusting in God’s faithfulness. How can I say that not trusting is a sin, well for me it stopped me from allowing God’s people to speak truth into my life. As trust had been broken in my life over and over again before I met God, I was not ready to be vulnerable to those that God entrusted me to that He placed in my life to speak truth and freedom.
27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. Romans 8:27
Once I realized this and started to trust God’s people I was overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit’s power and felt a new and deeper level of love from my Heavenly Father and those He has chosen to add to my life. When we work together by upholding and correcting each other we are allowing the Holy Spirit to prepare us for the daily battle that is all around us. What a wonderful blessing to be able to speak to each other with the grace and mercy that the Lord has granted each of us. As I allowed God’s people to speak into my life I have been able to grow quicker and stronger then I had ever thought I could. Not to say some days I don’t mess up but I know that my footing is on the Rock of my Salvation and the Holy Spirit is moving greatly in me most days.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26
by: Sandi Gordon