"O Lord Almighty, you are just, and you examine the deepest thoughts of hearts and minds." (Jeremiah 11:20a)
We don't have any secrets as far as God is concerned. He knows it
all--the good, the bad, and the ugly. A realization that God knows our
thoughts, our desires, and our deepest secrets, should drive us to our
knees in broken contrition. There's not much room for arrogance in our
sin-sick souls. There is room for confession, repentance, and restoration.
We need to come before God on a regular basis (daily? or maybe hourly?)
and agree with Him regarding our missteps and mistakes. I find it
helpful to close my eyes and to invite the Holy Spirit, (who convicts of
sin and guides to truth), to walk with me through my previous days
activities. As I think about my day, I'm alert to anything the Holy
Spirit wants to discuss. It usually doesn't take long before I become
aware of bad attitudes, thoughtless words and actions, or other more
blatant sins that offend the Holy Spirit. I simply agree with Him, ask
forgiveness, and move forward.
Give it a try today and see if God doesn't meet you at the altar of repentance.