Encouragement for Today



October 18, 2022

How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalms 19:12‭-‬14 NLT

Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘those who know better, do better’? I’m finding that it’s not always that easy. We know better, but we don’t always do better. We have the Word of God at our fingertips as a resource for how to live according to His will. Yet, we make deliberate decisions that are contrary to the Bible.

God is a rock and redeemer.

Today, I want to encourage you to get steady! The word of God is grounding rock to all aspects of life. When you take time to dwell in God’s word instead of sin, you get rooted in truth. You recognize the error in your thoughts and ways. You start to move differently through life and God redeems those previous ways. He frees you from the shame and guilt you carried and grants you strength to endure coming seasons. When you take time to know God better, you can truly do better.

Reflect – What parts of life are you deliberately acting against God’s will (sinning)? How can dwelling with God and uncovering those areas, open you up to redemption?

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