“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”~Psalm 66:18
Do you ever have that disconnected feeling? A Christian caught up in sin loses fellowship with God. You can never lose your salvation, but you can lose good communication with Christ. Your prayers feel empty and useless. In life you have no direction. There seems to be some kind of overwhelming wall between you and Jesus. This is the result of regarding iniquity, or simply holding on to sin, in your heart.
Light and darkness cannot inhabit the same place. Jesus wants to fill up your heart, but He and sin do not mix. The Holy Spirit longs to saturate every aspect of you, but light and darkness simply will not coexist. Examine yourself CONSTANTLY to identify areas of need. A life of resilience and repentance will cause you to progressively draw further away from sin. God knows that you are not perfect, but He does expect to see progress. God is concerned about the heart!