It happened to me this Sunday, I walked out of our church feeling very convicted about what I had just heard. As I thought about the sermon this week, and feeling convicted, a thought came to mind. "How convicted are you?" Ok so the Spirit had my attention! "What do you mean?" The answer I heard was "Were you convicted to the point of changing?"
Ouch! How many times have I walked out of service lately thinking "I was really convicted about_____." But by Monday I had totally forgotten the sermon!The dictionary defines the word conviction as the state of being convinced of error or compelled to admit the truth. As a child of God if I am convinced of my error or sin wouldn't it then stand to reason that I would also be compelled to do something about it? One would think so! But how often do I (do we) say I was convicted about something and yet nothing changes?
So my dear friends, what have you been convicted about lately? What did you do about it?
Oh Father when I am convicted help me to see that it's Your Spirit speaking to me. Help me to be obedient immediately!