Antioch Devotionals- July 13-

MONDAY, JULY 13TH Matthew 5:4
By Shawn Hammontree
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”- Matthew 5:4

Christian, YOU and I need to get to the point of mourning.  We need to be so in touch with God and His Holy Spirit that even the slightest sin in our lives leads us to mourning and repentance.  And since that is easier said than done, can I encourage you to get alone with God, even today, and quote this verse to God; and as you quote it do so with an attitude of seriousness, reverence, introspection, and transparency.  

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Perhaps it’s time for weeping over our sins.  God has promised that when we are truly heartsick over our sins and then we turn to Him for forgiveness and restoration, we will find comfort in Him.

Again, let me encourage you to make time for some real heart-to-heart with your all knowing Creator.