If you have never stopped at Deception Falls, while traversing Stevens Pass, you are missing a beautiful spot. Now about my personal deception falls.
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
When I make a sinful choice, I often place the blame on someone else, or point to the circumstances of life as the reason for my relapse into wrong (I can always find an excuse). This lets me think of myself as the victim and not the perpetrator. Unfortunately, this rationalization only takes me further from what I really need––forgiveness and the Holy Spirit’s help. So, I mope around enslaved to this subtle self-deception missing out on God’s joy. The good news is I am just a humble confession away from a pure heart and a renewed spirit. God’s grace to wash away my deception and renew the joy of my salvation
Stephen, I love your posts combining stellar photos with short, punchy, thought-provoking, honest sharing. Was glad to meet you at Mount Hermon. Praying for your work to flourish.
Thank you, may God bless you and your family this coming year.