VERSE: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” - 1 John 1:9
THOUGHTS: Confessing our sins means that we view our sin the same way that God does — the same revulsion and disdain for them. This kind of confession opens our hearts to the flood of heaven's grace (see Psalm 51). God shares with us the sweet liberation from sin that Jesus purchased at Calvary; our sins are not only forgiven, but we are purified. We are no longer sinners and the stain of that sin is removed as well. We are clean, perfect, and without spot because of God's purifying grace (Col. 1:21-22). Now let's live in a way that is reflective of this incredible gift!
WHAT ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH?
I struggle with lying
I struggle with lust
I struggle with gossip
I struggle with ..............
GOD promises to forgive all those who confess their sins. Forgiveness means wiping the slate clean, giving you an opportunity to start fresh and clean. It can be very difficult to acknowledge your faults and accept GOD's forgiveness. But, if we do not come clean, we are still bound by sin. Letting go and letting GOD is our hope and encouragement for you today.
PLEASE PRAY WITH ME: Blessed Father, I do confess to you my sins! Please forgive me for... (please verbalize your specific sins). Thank you for letting me come clean and become honest with you. Thank you for being present and allowing me to share my frustration and my sorrows. Please liberate me from their power in my life and give me the confidence that you have not only forgiven them, but that you have made me pure and holy. In Jesus' name I pray. AMEN.
GOD BLESS YOU