Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Just try harder

Notice David’s blunt honesty and decision not to sugarcoat the truth. He doesn’t deny, deflect, minimize, or rationalize. David lets it all hang out. He calls himself sinful and evil and admits his inability to fix the problem. David’s honest confession is a model for us. When we’re caught doing something wrong, most of us will quickly promise not to do it again rather than repent for what we’ve already done. Chastened by discovery rather than conviction, we buckle down and determine to work harder.—What’s Your Secret? page 36

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But isn't that the way it's supposed to be? Pull myself up by my own bootstraps. Or, maybe more accurately, try harder to figure out how to conceal the sin so it won't be discovered next time : (

I pray that the latter isn't true of me—or anyone else, for that matter. Lord, send you cleansing fire upon us!
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