"In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house."
Satan uses our sin to tie us up and plunder our houses.
I don't know about you guys, but I really struggle with coming to God with my shameful secrets (even though there are no secrets from God). I have been reading through a book called Celebration of Discipline (it would make Billy Graham feel like a bad Christian as my friend said when I mentioned I was reading it) but I recently got to a chapter about confession. God calls us to confess our sins to each other and to reaffirm to each other that we have been forgiven.
So as I frankly could have stated in one sentence but felt necessary to write a million paragraphs about, I really wish I could be more like Peter (not the whole betraying Jesus three times thing, but the whole forgetting everything to listen to God). I really don't think I have ever actually heard God say something to me. Maybe I just haven't been actively listening or I just haven't realized it, but this weekend my prayer is that God would really just give me a heart of confession and silence so I can fully hear what He is trying to do in my life. I would really appreciate prayer if you guys think about it. I also just want to encourage any of you, if you need someone to talk to your past about or just to come to with anything, I am always available...
Happy almost Friday!