I got a devotional for 365 days! So what I'm going to do is every day, I'll read the daily devo, then write about what I read right into this journal!
Today's devo was about confession. How it purifies the soul, and how it proves we're Yours. So right here, right now, I'm going to confes. I'm SO MUCH of a lukewarm Christian. I ALWAYS prioritize entertainment, daily activities, and extra sleep...over You. You're so often at the bottom of the list, and that's ridiculous. What's worse, I keep making You promises about how I'll spend more time with You, then breaking those promises. As far as You're concerned, my word isn't worth dust.
49% of me is okay with that. I. KEEP. CHOOSING. CHAFF. OVER. YOU. And it's stupid! I realize it's stupid. How DARE I place You anywhere but at the ABSOLUTE TOP of my priorities list???
It's ludicrous, that's what it is. What I am. Because I confess, Lord...I am a wretch. I am FAR more wretched that even I can comprehend. I confess it, Lord.
It's the 51% of me that desires to grow closer to You, at the expense of placing You before all else in my life...And my prayer is that the more time I spend with You, then the more I'll desire to know You.
You have forgiven my sins, and I will rest in that as I study Your Word and take it to heart, and as I spend time in prayer (whether verbal or written in a journal) with You.
I keep making You promises, but this time, I mean it. This time, I've got an EXCELLENT devotional to keep myself accountable. Something to really STUDY.
I'm saved. Forgiven. Redeemed. Beloved. And I'm going to prove it by REALLY OBEYING YOU.
I LOVE YOU!!! ♥ ♥