I will be telling you about yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).
I'm not sure if you are aware, but before I began taking my granddaughter, A to worship with my church family, I used to go, alone. Instead of arriving close to the beginning of the worship service at 11:00 a.m., I used to arrive earlier.
This allowed me to attend our Adult Bible Study (ABS)class.
However, things have been different since I began bringing A with me. Mainly because I don't believe a 5 year old hyper-active child would sit well through the ABS class! For her, I believe it would be difficult.
Even though I miss attending the ABS class, I have been truly happy being able to bring A with me, to worship. And, for her to attend the children's Sunday school class.
Did this happen yesterday? No.
When I was just a moment away from picking up A, I was texted that she wasn't home for the weekend.
Was this the first time this ever happened? No.
It also happened a couple of weeks ago.
Even though I was only a few blocks away from my daughter B's home, I continued to drive there. Why? Because I had some things for B. Something for her from me. Plus, a gift from my friend A.
Yes, I dropped them off. But, not to my daughter, B. She never came out to my van.
A young girl who has been dating one (1) of my grandsons, came outside. I thanked her for coming and taking inside the things I had for my daughter, B.
Then, off I went to worship.
Yes, I had to back track about half-way to where I live. But, got there in time to worship with my church family.
For this, I was truly happy. After all, yesterday was the second (2nd) Sunday of Advent.
Plus, it was the first (1st) Sunday of the month. The day when we take communion.
Before we actually proceed in the eating of the bread and the drinking of wine/juice, I always pray.
When I pray, I confess to God about anything negative in my life. Meaning, anything sinful I've thought about and/or said or done. Plus, I forgive those who hurt me and/or make me suffer... even if what they do happens on a regular basis.
Hopefully, you think it's important to do this. I know, I do.
After all, God told us what to do, in His Word, the Bible. Although there are many verses that support this, there's a verse that I think about, often.
Many people call it, the Christian bar of soap. Just as I do.
It's 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Yes, if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. For this, I am grateful. And, always will be.
Thank You, Lord!
You see, God made it clear to us, that if we are not cleansed and if we have sin within us that has not been confessed to Him... we still have unrighteousness.
It can be terrible to deal with, if you take communion while still filled with unrighteousness.
Don't believe me?
Read God's Word, the Bible. And, see it for yourself.
Until next time...
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