by: Timothy Fowler
There are corners of my heart, far from the public eye, deep, hidden, out of view. Dark. They are so dark. I don’t mean the kind of dark that is a shadow of good that falls a little short. I mean dark, absent of light. Actually, I just lied there. They are the antithesis of light.
Bringing those tendencies into the light: lust, envy, despair, despising others, jealousy, or worse, total apathy, is the work of the Spirit. It was also the cost of the Savior. Publicly, shamefully, naked and in full view, Jesus brought into the light the hideous ugliness of those sins and more. He became sin for me on the cross.
Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But. BUT. BUT! You offer forgiveness… – Psalm 130:3-4
How great the price he paid for our sin. How little he asks: abandon pride, bondage to sin, expose the dark corners and let him forgive us so that we can know him now and live with him forever. What wondrous, unfailing love is this?
E’er since by faith I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply
Redeeming love has been my theme
And shall be ‘til I die. – William Cowper
p.s. I invite you to take 3 minutes and 37 seconds to pray and worship through this song, an acoustical remix in studio, by the songwriter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeCbpYx5eBQ
Be encouraged today! - Pastor Timbo