But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart… (Ro 10:8).
Yesterday the Lord gave me the grace to see myself and it wasn’t pretty. I’m thankful because years before that I wouldn’t have thought anything of it. I would have continued on my way, blind to the true condition of my heart.
Yesterday, I saw the depth of the sin burrowed within my heart, and quite frankly, I was disgusted by it. Disgusted by the fact that any and all forms of gossip are a sin. Disgusted by the fact that things like goodness, mercy, and grace are not falling from my lips. Yet, I am hopeful, that through my repentance my mouth and my heart can and will be redeemed.
Many of us have blind spots. Blind spots in our lives that keep us from loving others well. We go along our day and never see the issues in our hearts because we’ve lived in them for so long that they feel completely normal to us. Ask God to show you the areas of your heart still in need of His renovation and maybe, as He did for me, He’ll show you a picture of yourself that is less than desirable. When He does that, act upon it. Yes, act upon it, repent and give Him glory.
It’s hard to admit that we are still work in progress, but all of us are. We’re foolish to think or believe anything different, but we can praise God with full assurance that His love is for us. We don’t have to live in shame over the fact that we still struggle with sin. We can glorify God that in His love we have the victory and in Jesus name, we don’t have to live as the same old person, wrapped in a cloud blinded by our own sin. We can walk forward in our freedom found only in Christ as new men and women wrapped in His love.
Lord, you know that I’m asking you for a new heart and mind. Yes, there is still so much renovation to do. Father, please, renew my heart and mind. Lord, be my greatest joy. Thank you for showing me a blind spot. Now that it is out into the light, I repent and ask for your Spirit to fill me now instead, in Jesus name, Amen.