Romans 7:23 "But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members."
We ask God to forgive our sinful acts but do we ask Him to forgive us of our sinful thoughts?
I was in the kitchen and something was said at one time that used a word I count as sin to say and I was reminded it was sin. So I asked God to forgive me for thinking it. I didn't say it out loud...so no one else heard me say it. But if it enters the mind as a thought and it would be sin to say it...then it is just as much sin to think it. God heard it when I thought it...even if no one else did.
Do you ever think things that you pass off as doing nothing wrong because no one else heard it or knew you thought it? God heard it!!
We need to put such thoughts into captivity and confess it as sin to God. Don't let that thing go unconfessed and to break break fellowship with the Lord. If the Lord convicts you of that thought then confess it...don't pass it off as just a thought that no one heard or knew you thought.
I know this is a short post...but it is one the Lord helped me with and so I thought maybe it might help you too. Have a great day!!