December 10, 2007
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
--1 Corinthians 15:57
Any sin in our lives defeats. That’s just the nature of sin! Yet God never intended for his children to be defeated. His desire is that you walk in spiritual victory each day!
Yet one of the greatest barriers to experiencing that daily spiritual victory is hidden sin in our lives. Because not only will hidden sin zap you spiritually, it will drain you physically and emotionally. Not only will it diminish your witness, but it will also impact your relationship with those you love.
The Scripture even says that before God can hear our prayers, we must deal with the sin in our lives. David tells us this in Psalm 66:18 when he says, “If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.”
The only way to deal with sin in your life is to strike at it immediately before it gets you in its grip. You must treat sin as ruthlessly as it will treat you! The moment you are aware that there is an unclean desire in your heart or evil thought in your mind, strike back at it in the power of God and the power of prayer.
Remember, there is no sin that God can’t forgive! No matter what you have done, God always forgives when we come to Him in true repentance. First John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
If there is something in your life that you are clinging to… be it a sinful habit or an ungodly attitude… my prayer is that you will deal with it and ask for true forgiveness. God is waiting with open arms to bring about a new beginning… a new hope in your life today!
God desires that you walk in spiritual victory each day!