Return to Me-Says The Lord!

#return #Turn #displeased #confess #light (Unless otherwise cited this devotional is from the King James Version-Psalms 38 mainly because it is public domain.)

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Many Christians repeatedly state that “We are praying for our nation to return back to God!” Here is the reality. We will not be able to return to the “Christian Principles” that our forefathers lived by until we understand the following:

 Every nation is made up of individual Christians.

So, the only way for a country to return back to God is when each Christian takes stock of themselves.  Then they can return back to the place of holiness where they once inhabited and lived in His presence.  Personal, and national, habitual sin does not occur overnight. One’s thought processes do not change from light to grey, and then to darkness overnight. It takes weeks, months or years of “searing the conscientiousness” bySpeaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” before a person’s mind cuts off the direction and guidance of the Holy Spirit (1 Timothy 4:2; Romans 2:15).

The Lord calls His children to be “light” because He is “the Light” (1 John 1:7). “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, [ hat fellowship is sweet because] “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” It is that cleansing, each time that we sin, that makes us clean enough for us to hear the voice of the Lord. It is that cleansing that enables us to return to the Lord and enjoy the sweet communion that we experience when we pray and study His word. Confession is good for the soul. It is only when one begins to look inside at who they are, and what they have said, written, or done – through the clear lens of the Holy Spirit that meaningful confession begins.

Lord, use the searching and cleansing light of Your Holy Spirit to search into the deep recesses of our minds and show us the hidden sins that we are not willing to acknowledge as scorned by You. Then give us a humble spirit to confess those sins, and to accept the forgiveness that comes from the acutely shed blood of Jesus Christ. Each nail print and the spear in His side signifies the magnitude of our sins, and what Christ was willing to do for us to secure our salvation. On that great day so many centuries ago when He “rose” up from the grave, we were set free from our sins. The sins that bound us to the “eternal death sentence.” Glory be to God on high, now we are forgiven. Thank you for that sacrifice Lord! Thank you for your eternal love. Even when we have stepped away from you! We praise you and bless your great name. We thank you for who you are and for all that you have done and are going to do in our lives… amen and amen!

Song: Worthy Is The Lamb!

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