Unspeakable Joy Devotional

May 20th

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All sin comes to the light. A really good friend of mine told me that statement years ago. And I have never forgotten it. I hope she is reading this devotional today.

Genesis 3:8 “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.” Are you hiding from God? People avoid God all the time. Sin keeps us in bondage, while shame and guilts keep us right there in the heat of it. Ephesians 5:11-14 God says, “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

We should drag our sin into the light so that God can set us free from it. We have to be willing to let go. Some people struggle to see what sins they have in their life, if you struggle with this, open up the bible and start reading. When you spend time with God, he will reveal it to you and help you through the healing process. But if you hide from Him and reject Him then eventually your sin will destroy you. Romans 6:23 states “For the wages of sin is death, but he gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The free gift of living in freedom, close to God and set apart from sin, comes through grace. God loves you very much and desires you to be with Him in eternity.

Embarrassment and shame can keep us silent for years, but once we open up with each other and acknowledge the sin, we pray and ask God to help us eliminate it. A verse of encouragement to help us communicate with one another is James 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” If sin is master in your life, keeping you hidden from God’s presence, surrender yourself, expose the sin, and then witness the healing process. (Unveiled Wife)

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