Conviction

shamehandsYou ever felt really convicted by God for something that you’ve done wrong? That’s called conviction. Conviction is when God’s spirit lays hold to our hearts and says – that is wrong.

Sometimes we feel conviction in a message that is preached.

Sometimes we feel it when we are reading the scripture or praying.

Sometimes we feel it after and action that we have done that is wrong.

Sometimes we just feel it. We just know that there’s an area of our life that we’ve got to change, that we’ve got to give to God, that we’ve got to make right.

And you know what? That’s as good thing. Listen to what Paul says today in 2 Corinthians 7:10-11:

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter.

He says Godly grief (or conviction) produces repentance, which leads to salvation. This conviction is actually God’s way of drawing us closer to Himself. This Godly grief of conviction is God’s way of showing us the right path, showing us the way that we should walk, showing us what we should or should not do.

We need to, in our lives, feel that conviction, when we are wrong. Because that steers us right. That makes us right. That turns us right.

Today, in your life, where is that area that God has convicted of you? Where do you feel like is an area that God has pointed out that you need to give to Him?

That feeling of conviction? It is truly one of God’s greatest gifts to you. It is truly one of the ways that God draws you back to Himself.

Today, if you feel, thank Him for it. And all it to help you become more faithful!

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