Do you know that even engineering system use this principle of giivng back to God ? We give back to God our thanks for Him, we bless God and give back to Him praise , adoration and worship and offering..
This giving back to God is use in the engineering system in hydraulic or pumping system in what is term as recirculation. Without recirculation the pump or motor will overheat and possibly break down. During pump no flow a way of allowing fluid to flow through a small line called recirculation where some fluid is return to the source or suction.
Ask anyone who understand pumping and they will tell you.
Let's give to God the glory and praise that He deserve.
Battling against sin series: Asking God to search our hearts
In psalm 51 , David or King David a man of God 's own heart confessed his sin to God after the prophet Nathan confronted him.
But in Psalm 139:23-24 David asked God to search his heart. He said, sung, or wrote: Search me , O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
We became a new creature when we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. But our old nature has to be crucified with Christ so that He can give us new life.
This old nature also deceives us as to our actual status so we need to ask God to search our hearts.
I sensed the need to blog about sin because if not addressed could wreck havoc in our lives. From experience sin could happen too to longtime believers if they or we are not careful.
All we have to do is neglect prayer, Bible study, fellowship etc. and sin will be sneaking its seemingly innocent but ugly head.
I do not claim to be expert on sin so i am also a student ready to hear about what to do against sin.
As foundation Jesus Christ is our main weapon against sin because He is sinless and He died and paid for our sins. And because He rose again we know He won over sin and we too can be victors over sin through Him.
As a human being I can't help it but observe things that hinders us from coming to God.
Some think that they are beyond forgiveness,that God can not forgive them. God forgives. Remember Jesus asked His Father forgiveness for those are crucifying/crucified Him.
Some think that the world can give them more. What God offers may not be enticing but they are for eternity. Besides what the world offers is only temporary or has poison in the end.
Some think that their own righteousness guarantees them entrance to heaven or that they are close to God because of that. The Bible says we will be given the righteousness of Jesus Christ. In short those who rely on their own righteousness might think they are in when actually they are out.
Some think God is beyond reach but the truth is God came down to us in the Person of Jesus Christ. Jesus came to reconcile us to God.
The Bible declares that He wants us to be with Him through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
I Peter 1:16 says Because it is written,Be holy; for I am holy. God gave those words.He did not say , be sinners for I am holy.
Seeing or reading the word holy causes me to shudder for none of us can say i or we are holy. I decided to look once more for what holy means. I did not find it in my Bible dictionary but i found it in Webster Dictionary.
Holy means belonging, devoted to God, free from sin, consecrated to God.
Does any or all of those definitions apply to you and me ?
I believe the answer is yes. So can we call ourselves holy ?
Believing and depending on God have many blessings and benefits but disobeying Him has also consequence/s. Sometimes one thinks he or she or i think it is not serious but one sees the consequence as other people do it to me.
King David was blessed when his heart is centered or focused on God but when he sinned he experienced the consequence.