Some mornings its just hard to get moving, isn’t it? I was trying to get ready for church yesterday and I put on an outfit which I quickly nixed because the dress revealed too many of my curves for me to be comfortable. So, I put on a second outfit only to discover that the top was too short to remain modest even with leggings on. Finally, a third outfit but this one had issues too. My top kept sticking to my pants, not because of static cling but, because the two fabrics liked each other too much. However, by this time, I had to go with the third outfit because I had run out of time to make it to church.
“You have placed our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your presence.” Psalm 90:8
Sometimes, I try to hide my sins. I pretty myself up by putting on a fancy outside but the curves of my life show through the facade. Sins can’t remain hidden. They have a way of revealing themselves in the light. I’ve also tried to make sin easier to manage by adding justifiers to my behavior when really, like the leggings added to my outfit, my justifications were still allowing
my fanny, my sins, to show.
“Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.” Psalm 19:12
I hate to say it but at times, I like my sinful ways. I don’t want to change. Like those two fabrics in the outfit I finally wore to church, I allow sins to cling to me. I mean, after all, they’re so comfortable there. Have mercy, Lord! I need His help! These particular sins are probably the hardest to remove. I can set them aside for a time but they keep coming back and sticking to me. What I’m really doing is trying to remove them in my own strength and in my own way to continue to protect my pride. I don’t want others to know how awful I am.
“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” John 3:20
I need assistance to bring those sins into the light and put them away for good. To combat the cling and find victory, I might need a barrier like prayer, a friend to keep me accountable, or a change of routine. I would like to clothe myself with the light of Christ and avoid wardrobe malfunctions.
“But everything exposed by the light becomes visible–and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.” Ephesians 5:13