A Prayer for Strolling in Your Convictions
By: Chelsey DeMatteis
If we dwell by the Spirit, allow us to keep consistent with the Spirit. – Galatians 5:25
The Lord has continued to impress on my coronary heart the significance of strolling in our convictions. Addressing them with The Lord, repenting of what’s revealed, and shifting ahead within the sanctification He has blessed us with. With a lot taking place on this planet, I believe for many people as Christians, it has precipitated us to look inward on the coronary heart of who we have grow to be. It is made us look nearer at who we’re within the flesh and who God truly calls us to be. It is made us ask if we glance extra just like the world than folks of God? It is made us ask, “how did we get right here and the way can I transfer ahead boldly dwelling for Christ?”
As I wrestled by means of the query of “why” with my very own coronary heart, I saved coming again to the unhappy actuality that we are able to get caught up in turning a blind eye to convictions. As arduous because it was to confess, that is all I may provide you with: “complacency felt extra comfy.” Which actually interprets into, “I select my consolation over God’s instructions.”
We’re instructed all all through scripture that the Christian life just isn’t about consolation however conforming to the character of Christ. We see that in 1 Peter 1:16, “Be holy as I’m holy” and if we disregard our convictions, we disregard the instructions of God and we start to sidestep the decision of holiness.
Galatians 5:25 tells us that “if we are saying we dwell by the Spirit we should keep consistent with the Spirit.” Staying consistent with the Spirit means strolling within the convictions God lays on our hearts. Then, once we start dwelling within the fact of what scripture says, we’ll see the reward conviction is. We’ll see that conviction is God’s pursuit of our coronary heart and that He needs for us to know Him extra deeply by means of it.
Conviction leads us to bear fruit in our lives. Conviction is the pruning course of God makes use of to make us extra like Him. That is an honor to know that our Creator desires us to mirror Him to this world that so desperately must see folks dwelling lives of order; and order comes once we speak in conviction. I pray we rejoice this and reward Him for loving us a lot that He doesn’t wish to go away us in our sin. Could we flip to the Phrase of God as we stroll boldly within the convictions He lays on our hearts.
Pray with me…
Thanks for conviction, and thanks for loving me sufficient to tug me out of my sin. I pray, Father, for a coronary heart that boldly walks in its convictions and leans into you. Assist me Lord to see conviction as a present, a present of grace and mercy. Please proceed to stir in my coronary heart the locations I’ve fallen complacent and lead me as I flip from them.
Assist me to dwell out the reality from Galatians 5:25, that if I say I dwell by the Spirit, let me keep consistent with the Spirit.
In Jesus’ title, Amen.
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