So many thoughts and memories from “Kingdom Gathering” in Skye. Through everything though, there seemed to be a theme of simply being honest before God. Let me share one precious moment:
It was the end of a meeting and someone came up to speak with me. I know vaguely, but know from others I trust, that he a godly man and a servant of God. They wanted to confess a problem of pride. The paradoxical and wonderful reality of our time talking together, is that as they spoke about their struggle they did so with the most astonishing and God glorifying humility! It was a holy moment blessed by the presence of the Lord.
I am not sure why that should surprise me so much. The holy, holy, holy God of Israel said He would speak to His people from the mercy seat. When someone like Isaiah confessed his sin He was immediately met by the touch of mercy and cleansing.
I will always treasure that sense of mercy in that holy and honest moment. I am not sure whether that gentle and godly man was aware of it, but I pray that he will be in a time, in a place and in a way that will be meaningful to Him. I know there is mercy and help from the Lord for him. It was sent as a present in the very moment of confession. “May the intended recipient open it with joy Lord.”
Perhaps tonight before you go to sleep you need to enter into the fresh air that confession brings:
“Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. (Selah) Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the guilt of my sin.” (Psalm 32; 1- 5 NRSV)