I'm wondering if any of you have ever found your "boat" up a tree ... damaged ... out of commission ... shipwrecked? Read this verse written by Paul to Timothy:
"Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked." ~ 1 Timothy 1:19
I am hoping that you are you willing to share with me - anonymously if you prefer - a time that you deliberately violated your conscience. What were the results of that action? What did it do to your faith? Have you moved past it? How did you get your boat sailing again?
I'll be thinking a lot about this over the next few weeks as I work on some writing and some teaching I'll be doing, so I'd really love to hear your thoughts on keeping a clear conscience. Oh, and let me know if its OK to quote you. :)