Serving With a Clear Conscience

Posted on March 4, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

In one of his letters to Timothy, Paul writes Timothy and tells him, “I have served with a clear conscience”. As I read this in my devotions this morning, those words jumped out at me. I sat thinking and asking myself, “Am I serving with a clear conscience?” My instant response to myself was, “Of course you are girlfriend.” But, as is common for me, I began to work the question, again and again, going over the details of my life and I must confess to you, I came up sorely wanting. As I sat and pondered, my mind darted came across a few stones that would likely have remained unexamined and unturned were it not for the Holy Spirit’s prompting.

I suspect part of Paul’s ability to be secure in his heart and mind lay in His honest assessment of himself. Paul didn’t judge himself according to himself. I believe he saw himself clear as day. He never lost sight of who he was apart from relationship with his Redeeming Lord. In fact, Paul’s own words were, “chief of sinners”. From that humble position, Paul did not neglect time with the Lord who saved Him. Night and day he prayed. Night and day! Therein lies one of my own revealed stones.Pray for me, dear ones, as Father and I do business concerning the stones in my heart and life. Praise God with me for His Word and its ability to consistently lay truth before us in the Person of Jesus, the written WORD of Life.

Praise Him that in this walk of faith, the call to victory is a grace-saturated process and we can all serve Him with a clear conscience.

My Challenge For you Today:

Go before the LORD. Prostrate yourself before Him. Seek Him for anything that may hinder your time with Him and then seek to destroy that thing, no matter what it cost!

May we all be able to say with Paul, “I am not ashamed, I am serving with a clear conscience.”

Written by Stephanie Paul: Stephanie served on staff at America’s Keswick as Women of Character Director. She is married to Sesky; together they have 2 adult children.

Think About This: “Refusing to gossip is a beautiful decision to make. It not only creates richer friendships but, more importantly, it makes our relationship with the Lord more authentic and believable. We honor God when we honor each other.” — Lysa TerKeurst

The Daily Bible Reading: Judges 15-19 | You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [h]strength and my Redeemer. –Psalm 19:14

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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