Is anything worth more than your soul?
God initiates then waits
We come into his presence with gratitude
Whisper through your word
Song of Solomon 2:15 Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards
Miss the mark
Refuse a rightful authority
1 Tim. 4:2 whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron
Ps. 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Ps. 32:1-2 Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed are those whose sin the LORD does not count against them
Blessed are those whose constant missing the mark will be covered so it is unrecognizable and will never be brought up again, whose garbage of refusing God and crookedness and gets picked up by God Himself and is carried away to never be seen again, where no list will ever be kept.
1 John 1:8-9 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Examine our hearts
Self examination is a practice that facilitates spiritual awakening – an awakening to the presence of God as God really is and an awakening to ourselves as we really are. Ruth Haley Barton
Ps. 139:23-24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus
We long to know that someone in this world knows everything a out us and loves us anyway. Ruth Haley Barton
Remove the garbage the evil leaves
1 Timothy 2:5 There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.
1 Cor. 11:28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup
Examen: review the day with gratitude and confession
Search me oh God search my heart test me see if there is any offensive way in me
Examine and be clean