This week, in the story of David and Bathsheba, we see David commit a series of horrible sins... And later, when God sends the prophet Nathan to confront him about his sins, David simply says, "Yes. I have sinned."
No excuses. No lies. No rationalizations.
"I have sinned."
Ask yourself: How do I respond when people confront or correct me? Am I like Saul, covering my tracks? Or am I like David, listening, receiving, and repenting?
Pray this week that God will put people in your life who love you enough to confront you about your sins. Invite the Holy Spirit to soften your heart so that you will humbly receive their words of conviction and correction.
Director of Youth and Outreach at St. Paul's United Methodist Church AND a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend, an aunt, a god-mother, a volunteer, a woman of faith, and one who chooses to live in joy and gratefulness... Here I write mostly about faith and life - and would love to hear your comments and stories, for I believe that is how we learn and grow together!