Summer has gone and with her departure a new school year has begun. Some of you in middle school or high school and a few starting or continuing college. Regardless of where you find yourself, one thing is almost certain, your fire from camp has fizzled: maybe a little, maybe a lot.
One of the biggest hindrances to our fire and our entire walk with the Lord, is hidden sin. Satan loves nothing more than to find some way to convince us to keep our sins in the dark.
“Don’t confess that, imagine what they’ll think of you…”
“You just slipped up once, no need to bug your accountability partner, it’s not like you’re making a habit of it…”
Those are a few of the lines the enemy loves to use on me. Maybe you can relate? Maybe he uses different thoughts for you. The point is, if, as believers, we are bottling up our mistakes and trying to ‘work them out’ on our own, we’re doing exactly what Satan wants.
Take a peek at Ephesians 5:11-14:
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light.
Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
If keeping your fire burning bright or rekindling the flame is important to you, then this is my challenge:
Examine your heart – are there any hidden sins in your life?
Get it in the light – if the answer is yes, find someone you can trust and get real with them.
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:7
Lets be in the light.
Grace and peace, brothers and sisters.