9.17.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on the Holy Spirit. Part 68. Conviction.

PRAYER: Please pray today for the retreat. That it would be a time of reconnecting with the Father.

DEVOTION: “We will be clothed with a robe of righteousness in God so that wherever we walk, there will be a whiteness of effectiveness that will bring people to a place of conviction of sin. You say, “There are so many things in my house that would have to be thrown out the window if Jesus came to my home.” I pray that we could understand that He is already in the house all the time. Everything ought to go out the window that couldn’t stand His eyes on it. Every impression of our hearts that would bring trouble if He looked at us ought to go forever.” (Pg 97)

So. Conviction. Read the last part of that paragraph again.

“Every impression of our hearts that would bring trouble if He looked at us ought to go forever.”

Think on that. What would have to go? Be honest. What would bring trouble if Jesus were moving in? Seriously, be honest.

A lot.

It’s time for a new look at all that is filling your time, heart, conversation, field of vision.

Look at it all. Lose what isn’t pleasing to Jesus.

Get the trash cans out.

3 Comments

  1. Suzanne on September 17, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I had the thought a few years ago…if Christ came back at this moment, would I feel good about what I am doing ? That thought was a behavior modifier.

    • Jonathan Blume on September 17, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Bring your best to God. He will bring his best. Release the bad, replenish the God.

  2. Carol B on September 17, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    On your exceedingly great mercy rests all my hope. Give what you command, and then command whatever you will. You order us to practice continence. A certain writer tells us, “I knew that no one can be continent except by God’s gift, and that it is already a mark of wisdom to recognize whose gift this is.” By continence the scattered elements of the self are collected and brought back into the unity from which we have slid away into dispersion; for anyone who loves something else along with you, but does not love it for your sake, loves you less. O Love, ever burning, never extinguished, O Charity, my God, set me on fire! You command continence: give what you command, and then command whatever you will. – Augustin of Hippo

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