Friday, March 30, 2012

I’ve come to a place in my life where I’m actually thankful for conviction. It means that God is still there and still cares enough about me to correct and continue His work in me. For me, when God convicts my heart of something it feels like love. Scripture says that God’s goodness and kindness draws us to repentance (Romans 2:4). This resonates so strongly with me because I’ve experienced it to be true. God’s conviction comes without shame or condemnation and it’s always in love and with the deepest compassion (Romans 8:1). I’m thankful that God still sees me and knows me enough to continue teaching and molding me. His conviction means He hasn’t given up me, and although Scripture confirms that He never will, it helps me to feel that pull toward purity and holiness through His loving-kindness. Last night I was at a worship concert and as I was singing the words to the song below, I felt God speaking gently to me, “don’t just sing them; mean them, believe them, because I’m asking something of you that requires you to live these words and make them your anthem.” So thankful for a loving Father that loves me and gently reminds me that I am His and He is for me!
I know that I can trust You.
I lean not on my own understanding for my life is in the hands of the Maker of Heaven.
I know that I can trust you.
I will climb this mountain with my hands wide open.
There’s nothing I hold on to.
I am so in love with You, there is no one else for me.

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