Early in the morning will I seek Your face, oh God. I will listen to Your voice… amen. If you know me very well, you know that I enjoy prayer-walking early in the morning. I do not do it every day, but when I do go for an early morning walk with God, the day always seems to be better. Of course, it is also good for my health… a secondary benefit. This morning, I was walking along listening to an audio book file, Chapter 2 of “Restored” and God helped me to uncover an issue from way back in my past that may possibly be a present stumbling block. Sometimes, we just seem to have those nagging “hard to put your finger on” type of issues in our lives. Do you know what I mean? It may not be a deep dark sin, but then… all sin is dark… right? It is a good practice for the believer to occasionally revisit his or her salvation experience. Then, we should take an inventory of our walk with Him through life. Where are we? Are we in His will? What sins do we fight against – daily? We are never perfect, but we continue the process of seeking perfection in Jesus. Don’t be afraid… ask God to reveal everything to you… all the “little” sins that we tend to harbor in secret.
In the process of repenting from our old sinful life, we were wiped clean by the blood of Jesus ((see 2 Corinthians 5:17)). However, afterward, we begin another process called sanctification. Sanctification is simply a process of becoming more like Jesus – becoming holy as He is holy. The Holy Spirit helps us to work through this process ((see 2 Thessalonians 2:13)). The Bible, His truthful message to us, is the most valuable tool available to us in this process ((see John 17:17 )).
So, what in the world is this post all about? Simply an encouragement to you to continue the journey with God to live a holy life… one that is acceptable to Him ((see Romans 12:1)). For me, it is a daily thing… choosing the Truth and rejecting the lies that satan uses to impede my progress.
PS: as I was finishing my prayer-walk this morning, the Lord presented me with an opportunity to approach a young man who was waiting at a nearby bus stop. I asked him if he had any prayer needs. Join me in praying for Rodriques and his family today. May the Lord be very real to them and strengthen their household… amen.