TITLE: Confession is good for you
By David McArdle
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Confession is good for you
“Oh that my ways may be established to keep Your statutes” [Psalm 119.5 NASB]
Do you often find, especially in matters relating to spiritual fulfilment, that when you are communicating your desires and deep spiritual longings to your companions in warfare, that you are unable to express adequately, what you are really feeling?
However, we do not have to worry about having this same problem in relation to prayer, for the Spirit of the Lord interprets what we are thinking and at the same time, endeavouring to express with meaningful words [Romans 8.26-27].
David was making known to us, in this urgent and desperate prayer, that in too many situations, he was not always living up to and walking in the light, which he had received.
We learn from this Psalm, that God longs for everyone of us to live a consistent, holy life, something, which even Peter, failed to do when ministering to the Gentiles [Gal. 2.11-14].
God's statutes were given to keep us on the right road and Peter, at a different time in his life, agreed with this when he said, "Be you holy, for I am holy" [I Peter 1:15]
Do you, like Paul, “Joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man”? [Romans 7.22]. If not, you may well ask, “How is this possible”?
We need God to create and fulfil David's desire in us and then we will have the single-mindedness which the Lord had, when He set out for the last time to go to Jerusalem [Luke 9.53 NLT]. [David McArdle]
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