Thought and Prayer for Thursday, April 21, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016 HIDING BEHIND A VEIL
We have all met people who are living a lie. They say things that just don't match up with what they do. Some people wear a veil hoping no one will really know how they are living. They may can hide their secret lives from others but cannot hide from God. In all we do, we need to be sure we aren't attempting to hide our sins from God or others. When we aren't living as we should, hiding behind a veil isn't going to make things right. When we remove that veil, God can give us what we need to live for Him.
2 Corinthians 3:18 "So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord-who is the Spirit-makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image." (NLT)
Dear Lord, You want us to be changed to live in Your glorious image. We can't do that when we are hiding. We have to let the truth come out so we can remove the veil that keeps us from doing right things for You. Help us to stop hiding in our secret sins and forgive us for what we have done wrong in the past. Help us to remove our veil and begin doing good and living for You. In Jesus' name. Amen.
We need to determine what we are hiding and why. Then ask God to remove the veil that keeps us from doing right.
When we aren't living as we should, hiding it from others isn't going to hide it from God.
When we are doing something that we have to hide, we need to examine the reason.
It's time we stop hiding the wrong in our lives and get right with God.
How do we get right with God? Stop hiding our wrong doing, confess it and have faith in Him.
Romans 9:30b "they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place." (NLT)
Focus: It is by faith we are made right with God. How strong is your faith? Matthew 18:3-4