Bad breath in souls? Yesterday I had a bowl of cereal and pulled out the milk. The date had passed. I gave it a smell and decided to take the risk. Perhaps it was just a little stale? The first spoonful was curious, the second convincing. The milk was spoiled and my cereal inedible.
Think about it. Are there “things” that can push your soul over the “just stale” state?
God’s Word tells us: “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, ….go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift“ (Matthew 5:23-24).
When we go to pray and bare our souls to God, what does He smell? If we’re carrying “unconfessed sin,” He smells an unpleasing aroma and our prayer, perhaps, meaningless. A soul with “bad breath” needs to be refreshed. If you have unpaid sin debts, take care of them first before coming to God in prayer. A soul with an aroma of freshness is a soul God loves.
“Heavenly Father, You chose to be called the friend of sinners. By your saving death and resurrection free me from my sins. Forgive me for not bringing them to you in prayer. May your peace take root in my heart and bring forth a harvest of love, holiness, and truth. In Jesus name. Amen!”
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