Morning Direction From Scripture 11-23-16

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Dunluce

Oh, what joy for those
    whose disobedience is forgiven,
    whose sin is put out of sight! Psalm 32:1

Describe a time when you were forgiven for something. What did that feel like? What changed in your life at that moment?

4 thoughts on “Morning Direction From Scripture 11-23-16

  1. I never believed much in “confessions” at church. But there was this nagging sin inside me, which was consuming me all the time with guilt.Though, I had been forgiven by the person, who I hurt, but my soul was uneasy.
    I heard about the Divine Mercy. I met an old British priest, who inspired me a lot. So, one day, I gave my confession to him. As I was saying the words of my sin, I could feel that sin, leaving my soul!! Like a huge load being unloaded by the Lord.
    After the confession, Father said “I Absolve you of all your Sins”. That sentence was the most “lovable” sentence, I ever heard. Then the priest asked me to pick from a handful of “book markers”. I picked one which said “My Mercies will be shown unto you”. That moment, my heart leapt for joy and I knew, that God had truly forgiven me. I don’t have those guilty feelings anymore.
    God’s mercy is greater than the biggest sin.

    • Like you I am not a big believer in confessing to a priest at leqast not as far as the priest being able to forgive me or remove my sin. I believe our confession must first go to God and the Word says that when we confess our sins (to God) He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9.
      That said the Bible also says in James we are to confess our sins one to another and that is for the express purpose you just mentioned that we might be healed from the sickness of the soul that accompanies sin. Many times we can be forgiven of sin and still carry around the shame of it until we are transparent enough to admit our fault to someone else and be released from the personal guilt of the sin. As they say in Alcoholics Anonymous “You are as sick as your secrets.”
      THanks for opening up this discussion.

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