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Blind Spots

‘How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults.’ Psalm 19:12 NLT

If you’ve learnt to drive, you’ll know first-hand what it’s like to deal with blind spots. When you can’t see a fair proportion of what’s around you on the road, it takes a bit of getting used to. The thing is, we all have blind spots. They’re pieces of our lives that we’ll never see without God’s help. Sure, it may seem like you know yourself better than anyone else does. Only you, and God, know what you’re thinking (unless you have one of those friends that always knows what you’re about to say). Then again, a lot of the time, you don’t know yourself very well at all. You see, we’re all biased: we all look out for what’s best for us. We like to listen to the people who think like us and agree with us, but we often don’t attempt to listen to people who think differently. And sometimes, it’s easy to pass by certain not-of-God things that lurk, unseen, within us. The truth is, the Holy Spirit knows us best. Take a look at what the psalmist said, ‘How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me…May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you…’ (Psalm 19:12-14 NLT). The psalmist knew he had a blind spot, and he asked God to help him see it. What Now? Get in the car (no switching it on and pressing pedals if you don’t have a licence...) and find the blind spot. Have a pray about the stuff that you can’t see in your own life.

 2 Chron 21-22, Acts 25

 

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Alternative daily encouragement from UCB, adapted from the Word For Today.

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