Aren't you glad that Jesus takes us "as I am", and doesn't expect us to have our act all together. He knows every single thing about us - every good and bad thing we've ever done, and loves us despite it all. Only God can love like that. The wonderful thing is, God doesn't want us to stay in the same mess he found us in. He wants us to change and become more like him.
Though conviction rarely feels good when we experience it, it's true love being shown to us, that God cares enough about us to send up red warning flags when we are straying off his path. I personally felt his conviction this week, when I was letting Satan take charge of my thoughts and mouth. Right away, God starting reminding me that my thoughts and words were just plain sinful. My mouth needs to be used for encouragement and spreading the gospel...and not much else. Unfortunately, I frequently let it get the better of me. How was your week? Please share!
On a side note, I feel really badly that I didn't include the Bible Buddies linky tool last week. I honestly didn't think anyone was using it, but when I looked back at the week before, there were quite a few of you who did link up, so I'm bringing it back this week. So, please comment below with anything you learned from the Scriptures or the Lord this week, and link up to the homepage of your blog if you desire. If you don't have a blog - please share anyway!!