Ahh, the Lord has been so good. I’ve been struggling big time this week with sin. I haven’t been praying and reading like I know I should, but God’s still been merciful, and I have experienced what it means in Romans 2:4 when it says that God’s goodness is meant to lead us to repentance. Definitely. As I sat at my desk yesterday, I thought about this week… how I’ve been fighting with bitterness, pride, impatience, anger, lust, jealousy, and more… I thought about how I’ve been choosing sleep over getting up early to spend time with God and how He’s been keeping me.
He kept me from 3 (yes, 3) possible accidents yesterday, and at the very end of the work day ? He opened a door to share the Gospel with one of my coworkers. He answered a prayer of mine! The door was wide open and I knew that I had to take it. I have had a blessing of breaking down man’s sin nature and the reason for hell. Most people want to hear about the love of God, so it’s been a challenge to break those things down with grace, yet seriousness.
… but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
1 Peter 3:15 ESV
I praise and thank God for causing me to desire to respond with grace and respect. This is exciting for me, to see the Lord work like this when I’ve been very much slacking. Amazing grace indeed!