“Thou art Loosed from thine Infirmity!”
Today’s Scriptures For Meditation — Heb 12:1; Proverbs 28:13; Ps 66:18
Our focus on this second day of our fast, will be to prepare ourselves for what we are believing God to do in our lives in this coming season.
We will do this by first inviting the Holy Spirit to examine our lives and uncover areas or things that might be offensive or displeasing to God.
As we see from the scriptures that we are meditating on today, it is imperative for us to do this, in order to ensure that we do not unwittingly hinder our own prayers and hinder God from answering us by keeping unconfessed sins locked up in our lives.
Let’s begin by praying as David did:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:23-24
Also consider what he prays in Psa 19:12-13
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.
Is there any sin that you need to repent of?
There are times that we may be unaware of things in our lives that displease God; or because we do not consider them to be sinful, they remain unaddressed and unconfessed. These are the most dangerous sins to be wary of!
Please think carefully on the questions below and respond appropriately; these are just examples of some of the things that could be “hidden faults” or presumptuous sins that may trip us up.
• Is there anything you need to give up or refrain from doing?
• Is there anything that God has been asking you to do that you have neglected or refused to do?
• Is there anyone you need to forgive?
• Anyone you need to apologise to and ask for their forgiveness?
• Any habits you need to get rid of?
• Any attitude that you need to address and correct?
• Is there any wrong that you need to make right?
As the Bible says in 1Jn 1:8-9,
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
God is calling on us to make a commitment to a higher level of holiness and righteous living as ambassadors of the gospel. And as we yield ourselves to the ministry of His Holy Spirit, we will see Him accomplish great and mighty things in, with and through our lives in Jesus’s Name!