Secret Faults & Presumptuous Sins-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Psalms 19:12-14

Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. 13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless,
and I shall be innocent of great transgression.

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Wow, can you believe Thanksgiving is around the corner? Whew, grab your coffee and come on in before it gets here! We are going to move on to the joyful reward of our WOW!

Oh, how thankful I am that God is a God of great mercy, forgiveness and recognizes Godly sorrow, a contrite heart empty of pride. For so many years, because of the way I was loved as a child, the example I had of an earthly dad, I projected those ways onto my Heavenly Father, and those projections worked like clogs in my pipe leading to my heart. It was definitely a process that unclogged the pipe and has given me a healthier perspective of just how unconditional, unchanging His love for you and for me is!

That’s what this last part of our WOW talks about, being accounted as blameless and free from transgressing, in other words going back to those secret faults and presumptuous sins. Sounds easy, huh? But do you see David’s words before he talks of what the victory looks like?

Let them not have dominion over me … then …. But what does “dominion” mean? It means domain and supreme authority. In other words, let these secret faults and presumptuous sins not take up all this space in my head for then they travel to the heart and pick up speed and power to rule our life!

In David’s case, his presumptuous sin led to another and another, so they were leading his life so how does one break free? It didn’t just happen with a snap of his fingers, and poof, his tendencies were gone! He sought the Lord over and over again and we read in Psalm 51 one of the most beautiful writings of Godly sorrow and repentance. It took him over nine months to push back the soil of his heart that had covered up his secret faults and presumptuous sins, but then, when the uprooting took place, he was free … blameless.

I must say, though that up to this major detour that he took, and after his repenting, he was and continues to be known as a man after God’s heart! Could that be why his process to freedom was only nine to ten months?

Life has revealed and proven, and not just in my case, that the more unhealthy and dysfunctional things heaped upon us as children, the longer we keep God at a distance; therefore, the more confused and blind we become to the reality of the necessity of God. It stands to reason, therefore, that the process can take longer because the lies we buy into for all those years have blinded us to truths that He sends our way through others, through circumstances, through the Bride of Christ … His hands and feet. In other words, for many, it is a process because that which we’ve learned needs to be burned in the Refiner’s Fire!

Godly sorrow releases us from blaming others for our secret faults and presumptuous sins and casts light on the why, freeing us to move on to the how to not allow them to have dominion … to be blameless!

Cheering you on in the journey toward freedom in Christ …trusting and knowing with my whole heart that He who begun that work in you, and in me, is gonna be faithful to complete it … until we see Him face to face!

That’s a wrap for this month’s WOW!


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