Do you learn from your sin? The grace of God is an instructing grace. His grace teaches us how to fight sin. When I am tested, I often do not respond as I should; nor as I desire. Too often I allow fatigue, frustration, and a feeling of being overwhelmed, to feed my sinful heart. I need the grace of forgiveness and I need the grace of instruction.
Below are twelve prayer requests that grew out of my reflection on Scripture this morning and that are directly related to my sin. I want to learn from my sin. Therefore, I pray for:
*Wisdom to make considerate, wise, and clear decisions.
*Enablement to respond well, when tested.
*Humility to repent quickly to God and others.
*Bigness to not allow small things to become personal, competitive, and large.
*Vision to keep God's glory and the good of others in view--in my attitude, words, and deeds.
*Strength to not fall when the burdens of life feel crushing.
*Perspective to know what is important, what is not, and to see the big picture.
*Decisiveness to not leave those under my leadership hanging by the thread of my indecisiveness.
*Leadership to lead faithfully, decisively, lovingly, and wisely.
*Knowledge to know the mind of God, have the mind of Christ, and to bleed Scripture.
*Action evidenced in walking in accordance with the Word of God.
*Love abundant for God and others.
My sin always dishonors God, hurts others, and wounds my own heart. My desire is to honor God, love others, and to have a heart that beats with a passion for godliness.
What about you? Will you seek today to learn from your sin?