During my devotional yesterday, I was trying to recall where I have sinned so that I could confess it. I was really struggling with this because like I said earlier, I KNOW I’m not without sin but sometimes I cannot see it. So I prayed that He would reveal to me any sin found in me. We don’t have divine sight like He does. The smallest sinful thought may not catch our notice and then it’s gone quickly and we may forget. I told Him that I thought this may be the case with me. I didn’t ‘hear’ anything from Him so I figure, He’ll let me know in His time what I did.
After my prayers I began reading from 1 Corin. I will not type the whole verse – I will type as far as I read….”Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, “(1 Corin. 13:4)
IMMEDIATELY something came to mind that I was envious of yesterday, for about 10 seconds, and then I let it go. I couldn’t believe it! It’s like a flood of knowledge came swooping into my head as He revealed to me my heart. I felt this envy for such a short time, and it wasn’t a big deal to me because I didn’t nurture it and had forgotten it a minute later. But it is a big deal to the Lord as evidenced by His revealing it to me. I really was happy for this person but it was that little glimmer of envy that the Lord revealed to me. I would have NEVER caught it if He didn’t show me!
I am so glad that we have a God who is able to see our hearts in a way that we cannot. We are still limited as to what we see because we still have sin-tainted minds but we are blessed to have a Savior that CAN see these hidden things. Praises Jesus Christ, our King!!!