In fact, I often battle with a blackness that wants to consume my heart. It's just a tiny seed. But it is totally depraved. Hateful. Sin. And there are times, I let it out of it's box. You know. Those times when you say,
"I know I shouldn't do this or think this BUT..."
"My yoke is easy."
"I long to carry you through the night"
"Come, find rest at My feet"
I cannot fight this alone. I serve the ALMIGHTY. The Creator, my Sustainer. I am reminded that we all must serve one of two masters.
Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? Romans 6:16
I watched part of the Spiderman movies the other day. Maybe it was the third? And watching that black blob consume Peter was much how I envision the war in my heart sometimes. But I will not be a slave to it. I WILL NOT give it a foot hold. So I must let go of the me, and become the slave to righteousness.
Guard your heart dear friends. Do not let even that tiniest seed of bitterness into your heart. It is consuming. And deadly. Cling to the Father.
If you don't mind, please pray for those around you. Your friends who are hurting, for people you don't know that hurt. And then, pray for your heart.