Do you keep your heart free of sin and spiritual debris?
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: (Psalm 66:18 KJV)
Regarding sin in our heart is to know and understand that sin is present in our heart and do nothing about getting rid of it. It is to recognize sin but allow it to remain inside of us, rather than spitting it out with godly repulsion as we humbly agree with the nature of God about sin.
We must allow God to remove sin far from us allowing us to move even closer in our relationship to Him. If this sin is left to simmer inside of us it brews and boils over into red lights and detours in our spiritual life. Soon it becomes as a stop sign between us and our relationship with God. Sin will close the door to fellowship and prayer with God.
Renouncing the presence of sin and fleeing from it opens the spiritual bypass around the world’s dark traffic congestion, allowing continued close communication with God.