Wednesday, July 18, 2012

{devotion} tugging conviction

I knew I shouldn't have watched it. I ignored the tugging at my soul as I told Sister don't tag me on Facebook at this movie.

That tugging? Conviction.

My holy Savior reminding me, gently, that it wasn't pure and holy.

Yet, I listened to the enemies lies. The movie is harmless, right? It's not going to change the way I think or live. I'm still a good girl. Movies don't affect me.

It's not easy. It's not very pretty either, that tug of war.

When I feel it at my soul, I fight it. But I know I must give in. I must confess. I have to speak my feelings, raw and unedited. Yes, it's painful. No one wants to admit wrong.

 But then....

 After conviction and confession comes sweet healing. Peace and closeness fills my soul. I am in harmony with Him again, with the sin guilt out of the way.

 Proverbs 28:13 He that coverth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

 Don't let tugging conviction and open confession scare you. After comes the blessedness of forgiveness, tearful mercy, wonderful grace, and quiet peace.

 Psalm 32:3-5 When I kept silence my bones grew old through my groaning all day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my vitality turned into drought of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin unto thee and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the inquity of my sin. Selah.

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  1. I too have felt that tugging! The Holy Spirit just won't let me be until I deal with the sin. Great reminder here!

    Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday!
    Mary Beth

  2. How funny, Meag! I basically wrote about the same thing, today...not as eloquently, though:) I had a bad attitude yesterday, and it is good to confess, receive forgiveness, and move forward. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I get that same tugging with some TV shows my hubby chooses to watch. Seemingly harmless, but something just tells me they aren't what we should be spending our time one!

  4. How gracious of Christ to love us so much! He convicts us when we stray for our good, to keep us close to our Shepherd. I've been there, too. Beautiful post - thanks for sharing with Kris (Always Alleluia). I'm so glad to have found your blog! :)