Friday, September 30, 2005

I Confess - I Have Been Unfaithful

Proverbs 26:11 - As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

Anyone who would give up fellowship with God for the temporary fading moment of happiness brought about by sin is a fool. My walk with God has SHONE at times in my life. By the grace and God and the power of the Holy Spirirt Greed, Sexual Idolatry, and Pride have been completely eliminated from my radar screen for long periods of time. Yet, it is apparent to me that I am the one who behaves like the dog. I play the fool and surrender the felowship that peace with God brings as a trade-in for puke.

I become consumed with all the things again and again to my folly. They bring me worries, guilt, and seperation. Yet, half digested, these chucks of my past woo me back to them. I choose to live as the adulterous playmate rather than the radiant white bride awaiting the grooms arrival. I choose the bitter root of slavery rather than the sweet living water of the eternal vine.

A Prayer Of Confession and Repentance

Lord God,

I know you are a jealous God. I know your throne is sovereign and you are worthy of undivided devotion. I know my mind , body and soul were made to love you exclusively.

I know that I have been unfaithful to you. I have been lukewarm and sin ridden en mass. I know that you are the sole giver of peace, relationship, and life. I confess that I have sought these things in false pursuits. I repent of my profane infatuations and commit to depend on your Holy Spirit as my strength.

I know that you have clothed me in radiance, and seated me at your right hand. I have lived as a slave to an old man when you have raised me as a new man, a slave to righteousness. I have taken for granted your death, and your redemption. I repent of my godless passions and turn my sentiments to love and reverence for your alone.

You alone are God.

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