What taints our witness?

We are called to display and reflect the glory of the Lord’s character.

The Holy Spirit brought something to my mind one morning. From seemingly out of nowhere, a TV program with occult influences came to mind. I was fascinated by it all.

The enemy of our soul sows lies through his myriad influences. He uses fiery darts, air waves (TV, media), discord, and temptations that entice because of hidden sins.

2 Corinthians 4:2 says, “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by the manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”

Right then, I confessed my fascination as sin. I renounced the lies of the occult influence and affirmed the truth that God is All-Powerful. I felt a release.

What I didn’t understand right away was that the program’s influence masked the seeds of rebellion that were planted AS I watched. Later on that day, I was reading my assignment for my online counseling class. Rebellion swooped up because I was faced with truth. My attitude was fleshly. I was stunned.

The Holy Spirit had flooded my heart with light. It was part of his masterful timing to bring my heart into purity.

Therefore, I encourage you to sit before the Holy Spirit. Ask him to reveal things that are hidden in your heart. It may be books that you have read, shows that had subtle occult influence, games, or things on the internet that are defiling your heart. Confess and renounce the sin and lies and affirm the truth.

Father, I thank you for the work of your Holy Spirit who reveals things we have forgotten. Nothing is hidden from you. That is such a comfort to me. I ask you to work in each of our hearts to set us free from the things that blind us and bind us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Throughout This Day: Ask God to reveal to you any activity that is harming your relationship with him or others, and trust him for the strength to no longer indulge in those things.

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