I haven’t done it perfectly, but I have tried. Whenever I catch myself feeling a sense of unease or some discomfort, I ask myself, “What are you really longing for?” Then I ask God to be with me and help me see Him in the situation. And it really helped this past week.
In his message on Sunday, Sept. 20, Mark showed us that the way to get past our regrets is to be like the prodigal son. At some point we need to stop denying them, instead face them, repent of them and then lay them down (Nice job James and the praise team!) at the Father’s feet. If you are like me, facing my shame and guilt causes a bit of discomfort and unease! I long to be free of shame and guilt and regrets. So I’m going to keep praying for God to help make me aware of my sin and help me repent when I do things I regret because it really does help. Praying helps because it connects me with God, my loving Father. That is what I long for. That is what the story of the prodigal is all about.
Discipleship Thought: This week as soon as I catch my self longing or regretting I will turn to God and ask Him to be with me.