"With a sorrowful heart and deep pain, I must announce that my wedding has been canceled."
Those were the shocking words I read on my soon-to-be-married friend’s Facebook status. What was going on?!
If you’re like me, your prayer life can be a lot like a train. You chug along really well for a while, remembering to praise God, to confess your sin, and to wait quietly while you listen for Him to speak to your heart. But then, before you know it, you’re off the track, talking to Jesus like He’s a genie or a vending machine where you can plug in your requests and have Him spit out the answers you want.
In response to last week’s post about overcoming sin, several of you shared your fear about confessing your sin to others. You have legitimate concerns, but I have to wonder, do they justify continuing in sin? Is the possibility of gossip or strong emotions really a good enough deterrent to remain in bondage?
If you are locked in a pattern of sin that you can’t seem to break free from, you know what it’s like to be in bondage. You may feel tied to your sin or like you’re stuck in rut of trying and failing to overcome sin over and over again. As part of our Truth Boot Camp, I want to encourage you to take finding victory over your sin seriously this year.
I don’t personally find myself often using the words "praise the Lord," but I’m sure that 2012 will bring me new opportunities to continue to thank Him excitedly. I’m also sure that this year will be strewn with heavy, hard days. I will cry—and I will probably cry hard. But I’m commanded to rejoice continually and give thanks in all circumstances.