That small voice

It was a really warm summer day. I was on my way to spend some time with my little cousins and do some summer swimming! The water was freezing. Right when you get in, you start with your toes then work your way down. You take your time because right when you feel the cold water touch your skin you are frozen for a couple of seconds. Then your okay. You take off and completely forget how cold and frozen your body was earlier when you first came in.

This is like sin. Sin doesn’t make you feel comfortable at first. It doesn’t feel right, at first. You don’t wake up in the morning and say, “You know what, I want to do some sinning today!” We all have that conviction (or that little voice) that speaks to us before we sin. What we do with that little voice is a different story.

When I would serve in our Children’s toddler room, we would have lots of kids in the evenings. We had lots of toys for them, but some of the kids just don’t like to share very well. They would fight, cry, pinch, throw tantrums. And when we ask them, “Did you make so and so cry?” With big tears in their eyes, they would simply say, No. They would lie and not even think about their sin. Lying is sinning right? My pastor always says, “Much more given, much more required.” We know we are not suppose to be sinning, and we still do it. That little voice that we once would hear so clear, starts to fade away. And eventually you are swimming in your sin.

In the Bible it reads, “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that may add sin to sin…” Isaiah 30:1

“For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins…” Hebrews 10:26

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