1 John 1:6
"If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth." NIV
"If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth." KJV
A recent statistic claims that 76% of Americans claim to be Christian. If we subtract from that percentage those who believe it is all right to view pornography, commit adultery, cheat on their income taxes, let anger control them, are selfish and greedy, and simply live an irreligious life with unholy behavior, I wonder what that percentage would really be. If we examine ourselves to make sure we are walking in the light of obedience to the Lord, we can repent of ungodliness and be in true fellowship with Him.
Heavenly Father, we realize there are people who say they are Christian but their lives do not show it and they do not bear fruit. Their lives have sin in them and this separates them from You. Please help us to examine ourselves to see if there is any sin we are holding onto so that we can repent and walk in Your true light. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC