Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place. - Psalm 51:6
Dear heavenly Father, you saw my need for your presence to keep me honest and humble even from my mother's womb. You were teaching my heart the difference between truth and error even there. Since then I have had so many voices teach me otherwise. Sometimes, I get confused and cannot tell the difference between right and wrong. But your word is light for my darkened soul. Help me today to be honest enough with myself to consult your word and those who know it well, in order to guide my life into pleasing you. I want to get as close to living like Jesus as I can, not for any prideful reason, but because that will be what is best for the people you have decided would see me today. AMEN
Why would we work so hard to pretend that we are not all that sinful when Jesus' gospel says that the very reason he came was to redeem us from a boat load of sins?
Additional Reading: Genesis 6:5-8, 9:12-17, John 4:1-26, Hebrews 4:12-13,