(A series on lies sin tells us to tempt us and trick us. Read the whole series here.)
We like to keep sin hidden.
It’s only natural. Our enemy knows this and encourages this.
Sin is ugly, shameful, and feels very personal to us. Sharing about our sin feels threatening, putting us at risk of judgement or worse, accountability.
Yet leaving sin in the darkness does no good. That’s where sin thrives.
We don’t have to wear scarlet letters or spill our guts in unsafe relationships, but the Lord does ask us to call sin what it is. He calls us to expose our sin to the light of truth: Him.
Join these bloggers as they participate in the drawing of sin’s deception out of darkness into Christ’s light:
By Helene at Maidservants of Christ
“…left to myself, I know I am neither righteous nor good.
You know that too, don’t you? Our culture constantly bellows “You’re special! You’re important! You’re just great!” then backhands us with a thousand insults to prove we’re not.
But we recognize sin’s lie when it comes a calling. Deep in our hearts is the whispered truth. ‘I’m no good.” To which God says simply, “I know you’re not. But I am.’”
By Becky at My Ink Dance
“Confession doesn’t put the things back together, but it does give you permission to let go of the broken pieces.
That mama knew what happened all along. She was only waiting for her daughter to confess. Not so she could scold, but so she could forgive.”
By Alyssa at Living By The Light of the King
“I’ve heard it said that repentance means that we turn away from our sin.
But the truth is that the original Greek word used through the New Testament (metanoia) doesn’t really have anything to do with sin. It actually means ‘change of mind.’”
True repentance isn’t just about sin.”
By Irina at Blessed Beyond Borders, Beyond Boundaries
“At first, we try to convince ourselves that nobody notices our sins. Whatever I do behind the closed doors is nobody’s business. It’s my life and I can do whatever I want. As long as the sin doesn’t hurt anybody, my sin is not a big deal.”
By Kendra at Stronger With Christ
“When I focus on God (and not my problems), He changes everything. When I focus on the truth of His Word, I can believe that God loves me. When I focus on my failure, I question how anyone could love me.
When I trust God, my confidence grows. When I trust myself, I believe sin’s lies.”
By Casey at Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish
“Instantly, the enemy is at hand to whisper subtly: ‘He doesn’t actually want to give you what you want.’
Even worse, sometimes that whisper speaks, ‘He’s withholding good things from you; how dare he?’”
By Shannon at In Between His Times
“The truth is that the Lord commands us not to be anxious about anything. Not requests it. Not tells us that it’s a nice thought. Not suggests it as one of 5 Steps to a Healthier Life.
What an uncomfortable word.”
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