Father keep me from…………..

sinning against you
As a family, we were relocating to another city. It was important that we moved before the new school term started.

As the weeks went by, we quickly realised that it was going to be too late to buy and settle into our new property. So we decided to rent temporarily, whilst we took our time to buy.

Renting however, was not an easy affair. You had to give so much detailed and personal information about yourself In addition,
there was a shortage of rental property, and particularly the size that we needed. So we decided to develop a strategy, we would simply withhold important information i.e. provide just enough information to get by. We took on the attitude of the world. There are times of course when you don’t and should not divulge information about yourself but this was not one of those

Guess what! It became almost impossible to get a place and things became more difficult. I used to lay on my bed wrestling with God. My conscience was not clear because I was withholding information and feeling guilty about it. So, the next time around, we decided to give them all the information that was requested. Immediately I felt at peace and in fact, we were actually able to rent a property.
However, that’s not the end of the story. I went back to the Lord to ask why all that had happened and his words startled me. He said ‘I kept you from sinning against me’.

There is a precedent in the Bible when God prevented a
man from sinning against him. The story is recorded in Genesis 20:1-18 and
particularly verse 6.
6 Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know
that you have done this in the integrity of your heart, and it was I who kept
you from sinning against me. Therefore I did not let you touch her.

The direct intervention of God to stop us from sinning against Him is still available today.

I learned something else through this experience, it is not enough to want to keep away from sin, we need the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Why not pray a simple prayer with me  .. ‘Lord, keep me from sinning againstyou’.  How lovely when God Himself stops you from sinning against Him. I know because I have recently been there.

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