Most times we take cold showers when there’s no power. We get into the shower and the heater would not heat up the water. We have to take this kind of shower because we have to take a shower of some kind and at that moment, there is no other option that is available to us. I’m sure by now you’re wondering where this bathroom talk is headed. Let me bring you into my perspective.
As Christians, we tend to sin (take cold showers) when there is no power in us (the Holy Spirit – not that He leaves, but we’re just not sensitive to Him). Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth so when tempted, if we do not have the Holy Spirit (power), we will definitely fall into sin.
Now that I think we are together, let me take you back to the analogy.
We’ve all had a cold shower or bath at a time or the other. When we get into the shower, it is at first inconvenient, uncomfortable, unpleasant for us – we know that we deserve better – until we get used to the water. We forget the inconvenience and the cold water starts to spark up a sensation on our skins that makes us enjoy it.
When we fall away from power, we sin. At first it is uncomfortable, unpleasant for us. We know that we have 🐝 called for a lot more. We know that the joy of Christ supersedes the thrill of sin. But as time goes by, we start to enjoy the sin. We feel attached to it that we don’t want it taken away from us. Life starts to revolve around this sin. It becomes comfortable, soothing, appealing to us- and the more we sin, the more we trivialize the sin. And it becomes smaller and smaller in our eyes.
There’s some good news though.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:9 KJV
If we confess, we are restored (we get back the power). We get back to living under the direction and guidance of the Holy Ghost. And then we enjoy “hot baths” after the cold showers.
Keep Shining, you’re the Light!
Keep Trusting, He’s your Guide!