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Little Sins

Little Sins!

A while back I quit doing something I thoroughly enjoy. I quit snacking. I only ate when I absolutely had to. Why? The joy of eating had been replaced with pain. Every time I took a bite…ouch! I couldn’t figure out what was causing the pain, I only knew that snacking would no longer be an option. This went on for a couple weeks until the problem surfaced. A small, otherwise insignificant collection of cells known as a popcorn kernel worked it’s way to the surface of my gums in between two molars. Aha! That little thing had unbeknownst to me entered my gums while enjoying a bowl of popcorn a few weeks before. Only, it didn’t belong there. My body knew it. Only I couldn’t pinpoint what was causing the problem.

Don’t you know sin is like that popcorn kernel? If sin is allowed to enter your life, it will zap you of your joy. Jesus said, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete (John 15:11).” Is there a “small, insignificant” sin you have allowed to creep in to your life? Or maybe a more obvious sin the Lord has been convicting you about? If so, repent! And receive again the joy Jesus intends you to have! By the way, I am enjoying snacking again! Won’t you (joy)n me?