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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Absolved of My Sins

After work today, I went to confession. I haven't been to confession in about two years. It was suggested to me that I go more than once, but the devil did not want me to be absolved of my sins. Satan and his serpents wanted me to collect more sins until the bitter end.

Following confession was a mass with the Annointing of the Sick. This is done once a year during holy week in the Catholic Church. It begins with the priest laying his hands on your shoulders. When he did this, I felt a shiver go through my body. He did this for all the sick people attending mass who stood up. Next, he blessed the forehead and hands with a holy oil blessed by the Bishop in God's name to give the sick God's strength and heal them with the Holy Spirit. At first doubts came to my mind, but the devil wants you to doubt so he can remain in your heart. I opened my heart to God and asked him to enter it. I could feel Saint Michael, my Guardian Angel, and The Holy Spirit slaying the serpent in my heart. I could feel the serpent wriggling out and running like a coward.

When I prayed for God to guide me with His scripture for this blog and opened the Bible to a random page. It was Isaiah 38: Hezekiah's Illness. Everybody should read this chapter in the bible, especially those struggling with addiction.

Isaiah 38:15-17

But what can I say? He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done this. I will walk humbly all my years because of this anguish of my soul. Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In Your love You kept me from the pit of destruction; You have put all my sins behind Your back.

Thank You God, Lord Jesus Christ the Savior, and The Holy Spirit. Thank You for healing me and restoring me to health. I am humbled.

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