Monday, December 7, 2009

Discerning the Voices in My Head

"I’ve learned by experience that many Christians cannot distinguish the promptings of the Holy Spirit from the accusations of Satan. The difference is this: The Holy Spirit convicts us for sins that we have been unwilling to face in God’s presence; Satan makes us feel guilty for sins that are already under the blood of Christ — that is, for sins that we have already confessed. The Holy Spirit reminds us of our sins before we are cleansed; Satan continues to remind us of them after we are cleansed."

~Erwin Lutzer in the December 5, 2009 devotional reading from Our Journey

Quoted at: Voices in My Head: Discernment « Thinking Out Loud