August 19, 2009

Difficulty mastering sin

Posted in DEVOTIONS, THOUGHTS at 6:45 pm by graceabounds

Father, why? Why is it so difficult for me to do the things that should come so easy? Why after I purpose in my heart and choose to SAY YES to you at any cost, the same struggles and sins grab me before I am even aware? I know that your word says that you give me a way to escape temptation but I am too stupid to see that I am even being tempted to sin. Please help me to see my sinful heart and stop the sin before it flows out my mouth, eyes, body, and mind.

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August 14, 2009

Day 2

Posted in DEVOTIONS at 6:11 pm by graceabounds

Yesterday we asked the Lord to help us to have the fruit of the Spirit. Today is a continuation we are going to take off in our meditation.

SCRIPTURE:

Galatians 5:16-21

13 For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only [use] not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties, 21 envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ:

 

Question to ask:

Have I taken off my fleshly desires and truly surrendered them to the Lord, so that He can change me?

MEDITATION FOR THE DAY:

Concentrate of letting go of the sins that hold you captive and focus on the God who is changing you RIGHT NOW day by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute!

August 13, 2009

A Thought for DAY 1

Posted in DEVOTIONS at 5:33 pm by graceabounds

One thing that I don’t do very well is meditate on the Word. So I have decided I would write out some of my meditations that I felt would aid in my walk with the Lord. I pray that the Lord will keep us focused on Him and that through this He will be glorified and we will be brought closer to being conformed into His image! May the Great God we serve be GLORIFIED!

DAY 1-

Today, as we start ask the Lord for a clean heart (Psalm 51:10).

Also pray that He will give you the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-25) and that you will have the attitude of Christ (Phil 2:5)!

SCRIPTURE:

2 Corinthians 2:15 “For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” As we pray and ask God to make us who He desires us to be. Our goal is to be something beautiful to bring God the glory and thus people to Him!

God is FAITHFUL-“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Question to ask:

Have I prayed and ask God to help me be all that He can make me?

MEDITATION FOR THE DAY:

God is faithful and will protect me! I am a fragrance of Christ to those around me (whether it is good or foul is up to me)!

December 6, 2007

Christian Disciplines- The “What to Do’s”

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Christian disciplines are the “what to do’s”.  If you are like me, then you like to know what is expected and how to go about doing that.  I like list and checking them off.  Let’s learn what these disciplines are and begin to check them off; beginning a new lifestyle.   Christian disciplines are area’s that will guide us to grow closer to the Lord.  Disciple and discipline are words that are very similar.  As we are Disciples of Christ, we become disciplined and obedient to His calling.  These areas of Christian disciplines will enhance your walk with the Lord. They are better than any self help book or self-remedy.  In fact, putting these disciplines in our lives is showing that we are no longer living for self, but for Christ. Since we are set free, we should want to do things that will draw us to Him. 

BIBLE STUDY 

My prayer is that after you read this you will have a hunger for God’s Word. Often, new believers are terrified of reading the Bible.  They believe it is too hard; they think of it almost as a different language.  In addition to their fears they believe it is boring, unimportant, and outdated.  The list could go on and on.  I don’t want to fuel these beliefs but rather help you to see what you are missing. Let’s get to the good stuff.  If you only knew what you possess in your Bible, it may change your thinking and your life.  Read this passage below: 

John 1:1-14 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. 9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

 From this section of passage we learned that Jesus was the Word, and that the Word was God.  Let’s look deeper into who Jesus was. 

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 Here he said he was the way, the TRUTH, and the life. In this next verse Jesus is praying to God before He is betrayed.  

John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth 

Jesus was praying to God that the Word of God would sanctify, which means to set apart and make holy.  He calls the Word truth.  Let’s gather all we have learned.  The Word is Jesus and the Word is God and the Word is truth.  Jesus is truth and He is the Word so He is then God.  We have God, Jesus, Truth, and the Word all in one!  Isn’t that exciting?  I am very excited as I write this.  In front of me, in my Bible (the Word) I have Jesus.  I can at anytime come to Him as I read.  I can turn to Him and His guidance, truth, and what He has for me at anytime.  Isn’t that enough reason to read your Bible?  If you knew that tomorrow Jesus was coming to your house, you’d go crazy with excitement.  Well, He is there right now waiting to speak to you.  Are you ready to listen? 

Psalm 118:89Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. 

Isaiah 40:8The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Scripture, the word of God, tells us there is power in it and it’ll endure forever. 

Hebrews 4:12-13 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 

The Bible is alive, just as God is alive!  It isn’t out dated or out of touch.  It is so powerful it can cut through to our motives and thoughts.  The word of God has the same power as when he made creation.

Psalm 33:6 KJV, “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”

Wow, doesn’t that just stir your heart?  Aren’t you ready to begin reading your Bible, having time with God alone allowing that power into your life?  It just gets me all excited just telling you this! 

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 

God’s Word is directional.  It will guide you and help you as you go about your day to day life. Here’s a little food for thought. Do you ever forget to eat? Do you miss a meal because you were too busy? I rarely miss a meal due to my hypoglycemia.  If I go without eating I get shaky, lightheaded, and cranky. It is the same with Bible study.

 John 4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.” 

We now know that reading God’s Word is His will. We should be like Jesus; where we desire to do His will more than eating food or the other fleshly pleasures.  I am not saying we should never eat or have pleasure.  My point is we hardly deprive ourselves of nourishment nor should we deprive ourselves of our spiritual food.

Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

Proverbs 8:7,” I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.” 

I have a friend whose view on Bible study drastically changed her life.  Reading her Bible use to be a chore, she did it because she knew that is was what God had commanded.  While doing a Beth Moore Bible study, she saw how Beth Moore was excited about the Word of God. Beth said that if you don’t have something, you ask for it.  If you want to desire God’s word, then you ask for it.  Needless to say, she asked for it. That was over two years ago.  The growth in her is almost immeasurable.  She lives to do her Bible study and walk with God.  She is happier and more content with her life than before. We, too, can experience that same intensity and blessings from God’s Word. Don’t you want to hunger and thirst for Him and His Word? Seek Him with all that you have.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Take a few minutes and re-think your previous list of reasons keeping you from reading your Bible. 

December 2, 2007

LEARNING TO FOLLOW

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I have often heard that sheep are extremely dumb. I can speak for myself and say I have made some really dumb mistakes.  Just as sheep look towards the shepherd for protection, nourishment, and guidance we should also keep our eyes fixed on the good shepherd. Psalm 23 is a beautiful Psalm which teaches us the benefits of following a shepherd.

Psalm 23 

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

This is symbolic of the Christian walk.  Isn’t it comforting to know we don’t have to worry, want, and struggle?  If the Lord is your shepherd you will not want.  If your eyes are focused on Him you will have everything you need. However, nowhere does it say life will be easy. But we are told that we can rest in Him.  The world is a tough place and life gets hard but we can always find rest in God. 

Look again at verse four.   Hard times will come, but we don’t have to fear; He will comfort us.  Charles H. Spurgeon says in the Treasury of David this, “…it is not “the valley of death,” but “the valley of the shadow of death,” for death in its substance has been removed, and only the shadow of it remains.  Some one has said that when there is a shadow there must be light somewhere, and so there is.  Death stands by the side of the highway in which we have to travel, and the light of heaven shining upon him throws a shadow across our path; let us then rejoice that there is light beyond.  Nobody is afraid of a shadow, for a shadow cannot stop a man’s pathway even for a moment.  The shadow of a dog cannot bite; the shadow of a sword cannot kill; the shadow of death cannot destroy us.”[1]   Jesus, our Savior, not only came to save us from sin, but from the effects of sin.  As you know, our world is at times cruel, hard, and painful to bear.  These are the effects of sin.  We have great news!   

Luke 4:18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” 

Despite everything, we have Him to bring our hurts, sadness, weariness, depression, broken lives, crushed dreams, and struggles.

Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”  That sounds like me at times.  I am often in need of healing.  Right now, you can allow Him to heal you emotionally. Is there any pain that you are holding on to? Or do you feel your problems are too big or small for God? Now is a great time to turn them over to Him.  He is waiting to hear from us and to begin to work afresh and anew in your life- we must turn it over to Him.


[1] Charles H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, Volume I p. 355

December 1, 2007

A LOST WORLD

Posted in DEVOTIONS, missions, THOUGHTS tagged , , , , , , , , at 8:32 pm by graceabounds

It amazes me at how comfortable we as Christians get in our everyday lives. We do our daily routine and take care of the necessities. Some of us even read our Bible daily and live out our faith. Yet, there is one major issue we are missing! What could be missing? Ah, the most important thing after loving and following God is loving others. We all in our prideful states become puffed up and say I love people. We begin to justify how we love others and how we have held our tongue instead of giving them the piece of our mind we wanted to. We as Christians are content to love people at a distance. Yet, I know that myself and many other Christians are missing the mark!

Do we really love others? When is the last time you actually shared with someone your faith? When is the last time you supported a missionary on the field struggling to accomplish the great commission? When is the last time you thought if I don’t share with this personwhat Christ has done and tell them how to be saved they will spend ETERNITY IN HELL and away from God. Why are we so content to live out our daily lives not being obedient to God?

Everyday as a Christian that passes we are closer to Heaven while the opposite is true for those who don’t know Christ. Every second that passes is a step closer to Hell for them. Won’t you reach out and tell someone that God loves them. Why not share with someone today that simple fact. As we share this the simple truth that God does love them it will open up doors to share the gospel. If we are actively seeking ways to be a witness God will actively place people in your life to share the good news of Christ with them.

Lets be active today in others ETERNITY!

November 30, 2007

ASSURANCE Of Eternal Life

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Once you have accepted Christ you can know for sure that you are saved. And rest in that if you truly came to accept Him, then you can’t loose it. God’s Word tells us that we have security. 

John 10:28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.  

It states that because you have put your faith in Christ, you are now safely in His hands.  Nothing can cause you to lose your salvation. He doesn’t give the gift of salvation and then decide he wants to take it back because you sinned. You didn’t earn it by being good and you can’t lose it by sinning. If you are continually sinning and not repentant then maybe you should weigh if you actually ever trusted Christ as your Savior, and if you were ready to make Him Lord over you life. Our faith in Him should bring change in us. At times, especially as new Christians, we can be fooled into thinking that there are other ways to get to heaven.  We hear of so many religions that believe in heaven.  Yet, we have to weigh their beliefs against what God says.  Let’s take a deeper look. 

Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. 

If we believe that Jesus saved us, then we have to believe His Word (the Bible).  We can’t hide the truth; there is no other way to Heaven or God but through Jesus.  It is impossible to get there by other means or else Christ wouldn’t have needed to die and take the shame for us.  He would have saved Himself and allowed us to find another way. Often, you hear that someone believes in Jesus and that is enough for them. 

Luke 4:33-34 33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God.

Here the demon is proclaiming that Jesus is God.  We know that demons (Satan’s angels) won’t be able to enter into heaven; therefore just believing that Jesus is who He says He is isn’t enough.   You have to accept what He’s done and turn from the sins you use to love.  Another belief is that if we are good enough or do enough good things, then we can get to heaven.  People believe that if their good out weighs the major bad things they’ve done then, they will be able to go to heaven. They believe God would not be so cruel as to not allow them in when He sees the good they’ve done. Review the scripture below as we think about these beliefs. 

Galatians 2:16yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. 

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast 

Verse nine points out that if we could get to Heaven by works then it’d be something we did, not Christ. 

We remember there is no one without sin.  Look at this example. One little sin (God sees all sin as sin) we will use a lie for example, will keep you out of heaven.  Why?  If you have a white shirt and get one speck of grease on it, is it clean (or perfect)?  No, you would throw it out; it is the same with us. We can’t do anything to get to heaven by our own works, because we still have sin (stains). And Jesus takes care of the stain of sin that we can’t take care of through his death on a cross meant for us and overcoming death and paying the price for mine and your sins!

A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE

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Can you think of the most beautiful thing you have ever seen. Please don’t rush ahead; really think of something that is breath taking. One of the most memorable things I have ever seen is the Grand Canyon. Yet, I don’t believe it holds anything compared to when a person accepts Christ as their personal Savior; that is truly the most beautiful thing. They are ripped out of the clutches of Death and Hell and put safely in the hands of the Almighty GOD. Art and beauty are common in our society. We get soft and mushy for a love story, and as Christians we have the most beautiful love story in Jesus.  

Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. 

Romans 5:8 But God shows his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  

Sin is now a part of humanity; every person is born into sin. In return, there is no picture more beautiful than that of what Christ has done for us. Death in and of itself doesn’t mean much to us in America.  We are very accustomed to seeing it in our TV, games, and media and yet in Christ’s death there is beauty.  I encourage you to read of Jesus’ death and resurrection in John 19-20.  

1 John 3:5You know that He appeared to take away our sins, and in him there is no sin. 

2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Jesus lived a sinless life. Sin is a word used to express that we have missed the mark of God’s original plan. We sin anytime we go against God’s instructions for our lives. Jesus had to take our sins away so we could be restored to God. 

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God                

We have missed God’s mark since Adam and Eve. God is perfect without any wrong doings. So for us to have a relationship with Him, we must also be perfect through Christ’s holiness. Before sin, we had access to God; now through salvation we have access to Him again.   

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 

Why did Christ suffer for our sins? Out of love for us He paid the price so that we could be brought back to God. When the angels of heaven rebelled against God, He made Hell for Satan and his angels.  When sin entered the world, man was no longer able to enter Heaven because we aren’t blameless. In and of ourselves we can’t do that, so Christ did it for us. When we accept Him and His gift we are saved; saved from Hell. 

Matthew 13:42 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth 

Mark 9:47-48 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. 

By chance, there may be some readers who aren’t saved or aren’t sure if they are.  It says Romans 3:23 that all have sinned. Let’s review some scripture dealing with how to become a Christian. 

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

Romans 10:9-10 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 

Luke 13:3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 

The first step in your walk with God is realizing we have sin in our lives; which we can’t deal with ourselves.  We needed a way back to God, which Jesus supplied as He was the perfect sacrifice.  After acknowledging our sin, we must believe that Jesus was perfect, without sin, and that He died on the cross to take our place.  Yet, when He died He came back to life three days later.  Through this we now have access to God.  If we repent, turn from our sins, and confess that Jesus is Lord, we will be saved.  If you would like to accept Jesus and to follow after Him; and in return have eternal life with God, I urge you to pray this prayer and believe it in your heart. This prayer isn’t magic; these words are just a reflection of your heart. This is where you realize that you need Him. Lord,I know that I am a sinner, and I want to spend eternity in heaven with You.  I realize that because of my sins, I can’t do it on my own.  Thank You for sending Jesus to die in my place.  I believe that He died and rose again for me. I want to follow You and turn from my sins. Thank You for saving me, and I accept you into my heart and my life.  In Jesus, Name Amen. Welcome to the family!  The next step is confession call someone and let them know about this decision it can be a pastor, family member, or friend.  I encourage you to find a Bible believing church where you can grow and follow Christ.

November 29, 2007

The Beginnings- Genesis 1-2

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Although Adam and Eve fell into the temptation of sin, we should remember God will help us to overcome temptation if we ask for His help. Read Genesis 3. The Serpent, Satan, began by questioning what God had told Adam. Eve was then tempted (in verse six) when she saw that the tree was good, desirable, and the fruit would make her wise. As Christians we need to check every thought we have, and see if it goes along with God’s Word. Satan deceived Eve by telling her the truth as well as a lie. It was true that they would know the difference between good and evil, but if they disobeyed God there would be a penalty, death. They were allowed to eat from all the trees except one. Eve believed that by disobeying God it would make her happier than obeying Him. Sin was brought into the world because they ate from the tree going against God. Look at verse seven “they now knew they were naked.” There would be consequences because they had sinned. God was coming to spend time with them but now there would have to be a penalty for their sins. Jesus would later pay that price. They were no longer allowed to be in the Garden of Eden due to their sins.There is no point in trying to hide your sins from God, it is impossible. In turn, she and Adam suffered the consequences, yet God still loved and cared for them. He made them clothes from animals, which seems a lot more comfortable than fig leaves! That is God loving us and caring for us despite how we hurt and disappoint Him.

In the garden they were allowed to eat from every single tree but one. Notice in verse two that the word “trees” is plural. The other trees were also pleasant to the eyes and good for fruit. God didn’t put the tree there and say, “Okay, it is here to tempt you.” No, God had given them plenty of good things, because He is good. God created us with a free will to worship Him. Many of us have struggled with why God would create something He knew would mess up and choose to sin. God desires true worship and praise from us. He wants us to praise Him as God because we have come to the realization that He truly deserves it. Remember, He wants a true intimate relationship with you.

Take a few minutes and examine your heart. Is there any sin you are trying to cover up with the fig leaves? Do you pretend you are okay and that you don’t need Him? God is waiting for us. Whenever we are open and naked by confessing our sins it restores our relationship with Him. He is ready to remove the uncomfortable fig leaves and cover us in fur. Why don’t you say or write out a prayer confessing any sin in your life, and allow God’s forgiveness to wash over you.

Genesis 3

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Although Adam and Eve fell into the temptation of sin, we should remember God will help us to overcome temptation if we ask for His help. Read Genesis 3. The Serpent, Satan, began by questioning what God had told Adam. Eve was then tempted (in verse six) when she saw that the tree was good, desirable, and the fruit would make her wise. As Christians we need to check every thought we have, and see if it goes along with God’s Word. Satan deceived Eve by telling her the truth as well as a lie. It was true that they would know the difference between good and evil, but if they disobeyed God there would be a penalty, death. They were allowed to eat from all the trees except one. Eve believed that by disobeying God it would make her happier than obeying Him. Sin was brought into the world because they ate from the tree going against God. Look at verse seven “they now knew they were naked.” There would be consequences because they had sinned. God was coming to spend time with them but now there would have to be a penalty for their sins. Jesus would later pay that price. They were no longer allowed to be in the Garden of Eden due to their sins.There is no point in trying to hide your sins from God, it is impossible. In turn, she and Adam suffered the consequences, yet God still loved and cared for them. He made them clothes from animals, which seems a lot more comfortable than fig leaves! That is God loving us and caring for us despite how we hurt and disappoint Him.

In the garden they were allowed to eat from every single tree but one. Notice in verse two that the word “trees” is plural. The other trees were also pleasant to the eyes and good for fruit. God didn’t put the tree there and say, “Okay, it is here to tempt you.” No, God had given them plenty of good things, because He is good. God created us with a free will to worship Him. Many of us have struggled with why God would create something He knew would mess up and choose to sin. God desires true worship and praise from us. He wants us to praise Him as God because we have come to the realization that He truly deserves it. Remember, He wants a true intimate relationship with you.

Take a few minutes and examine your heart. Is there any sin you are trying to cover up with the fig leaves? Do you pretend you are okay and that you don’t need Him? God is waiting for us. Whenever we are open and naked by confessing our sins it restores our relationship with Him. He is ready to remove the uncomfortable fig leaves and cover us in fur. Why don’t you say or write out a prayer confessing any sin in your life, and allow God’s forgiveness to wash over you.