I have learned over time (cause I’m old) that any sin, (which is present every day) will cause “static” in my ability to receive from God. Like a radio signal that is not quite tuned in.
I don’t want to miss a WORD the Lord speaks to me, so a habit that I have developed is this: When I go before the Lord in prayer, I FIRST get “washed up” , clean and free of any debris that can get in the way of my hearing. I know that if I have “sin” between us, I will not hear clearly! And, because I am never WITHOUT sin I need to do this often…
WASH, RINSE REPEAT…& REPEAT AGAIN!
One of the words that struck me in this verse is TRUE (sincere) heart.
If we ask for forgiveness of sin, we must do it with a sincere and repentive spirit… With the intention of turning away from that sin. Does that mean I never repeat that same sin again? Probably not…but, over time I will more willingly refrain, through the power of the Holy Spirit:)
Hope you enjoy the Doodle for today!
I love to hear from you, and I am always excited to meet all my fellow Sisters out there!