Saturday, April 04, 2009

Sin Stinks!

I journal. I journal some online and I journal alot on paper. I'm not a great writer by any means, but I can write what I'm thinking out to God and it's an awesome tool for me to use when I pray. I will write some thoughts and pray some without writing. The journaling kinda' keeps me on track with staying focused on praying. I love to talk to God and can go on for a long time this way. I don't do it enough, but still love it.

Anyway, while journaling the other day, I was praying and thinking about how I want to be away from sin. I don't want it in my life, but I don't want to be legalistic. I need that balance. About that time, I started smelling something dead. I don't know where it was coming from. (I am hoping it is outside and not in our bedroom wall or something, because that would be really gross.) Anyway, as I smelled it, I started thinking in the direction of "the wages of sin is death..." and how horrible death smells to us. The Holy Spirit showed me that smell is exactly how sin smells to our Father. He just absolutely cannot stay in it's presence. He is Holy. Clean. Alive. He is Life! There is no decay or death around Him and He can't have it around Him, just by His nature. Wow. "but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord." Wow again. Because of my Savior's death and then His overcoming of that death, I can have that horrible stench and decay removed from my spirit so I can walk right into the Holy God's presence. Hallelujah! That is just so amazing!

On a side note....I had my hair cut and I hate it!

1 comment:

Dena said...

okay I keep tryin to load pics and it's not working...ughhh! This reminds me of that shirt I used to have - u member it said Sin Stinks - anyway, just made me think of that. I always thought of the opposite when I did wear that shirt - that I want to be a fragrant aroma to the Lord. Ok gonna try to go to bed and hopefully finish posting pics tomorrow