Honest about MY shortcomings!

“Let all those whose hearts are honest praise him.” (Psalm 64:10)
Do you know anyone who is evil?
Not in the general sense that we’re all sinners, but like David describes.
They make evil plans, their tongues are swords, their words are arrows.
They attack the innocent, they cleverly scheme ways to bring them down.
They have no fear of getting caught, and could care less about God or others.
I haven’t met someone like this, though I’m sure they’re out there.
To some degree, we all have hints or moments of this, but not this bad.
David is right, people like this will face God one day, it won’t be easy.
Maybe I’m not THIS bad, but I need to honestly admit when it creeps in.
My subtle use of words to win over others, my secret hope that others will fail.
My critical or judgmental attitude about others… these are not small to God.
God hates this stuff, whether big or small, whether in seed form or fully grown.
The Lord is calling me to be honest with Him, to name the ‘little’ sins.
Not to grovel, but to experience God’s amazing grace for me too – and praise Him!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, its easier to see the bigger sins of others than the supposedly smaller sins in me. Help me to see that my sins are logs to You, no matter how they compare to others.

One Comment

  1. In all times I need to talk with my God. In the good times and the bad times. Although He sees all I still need to share – to talk with God my Father. He is the answer. All will fear Him one day. And I, I take my refuge in Him! I will praise Him. It is in His power that I can meet the challenges of the day for He has made me strong.

    I will bless the Lord forever
    And I will trust Him at all times
    He has delivered me from all fear
    And He has set my feet upon a rock

    I will not be moved, and I’ll say of the Lord
    You are my shield, my strength, my portion
    Deliverer, my shelter, strong tower
    My very present help in time of need

    Whom have I in heaven but You
    There’s none I desire beside You

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