Proverbs 28:13 (NIV) ~ Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
James 5:16 ~ Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
In a recent post about alarms I shared with you how my smoke detector goes off quite regularly. I discovered one of the reasons why!!! 🙂 Well, actually, my husband told me one of the reasons why.
See, there is some junk on the bottom of my oven..you know..the stuff that spills over when you are cooking and then it burns. When I open my oven to check apparently my detector can sense something not right.
I told him that the other day when I stuck a pot on my stove, there must have been some oil on the bottom, and a huge flame came up,but there wasn’t any steam or smoke…(I blew it out.. 🙂 ) Guess what though? My smoke detector didn’t go off?? I found it interesting that it goes off when there isn’t a fire..but didn’t when there was an actual flame.
That stuff at the bottom of our ovens is like the crud or junk in our lives. The things that stay there and fester and get worse if we don’t clean it out.
Sin in our lives is that crud or junk. Until we confess and commit to change, it will just rear its ugly head again and again.
Just like my oven, cleaning out the sin is something we have to do more than one time.
The Holy Spirit helps us to do that..just like the smoke detector (alarm) does. We have to rid ourselves of the sin and stay clean in order to bring glory to God.
Got any ovens or (crud..sin) to clean up? DO it before there is a flame to fan out. Heed the warnings of the Holy Spirit.
UNTIL NEXT TIME! 🙂