People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Proverbs 28:13 (NLT)
Confess And Turn
Do you want to be forgiven of your sins? Do you want to be cleansed of your unrighteousness? Do you want to be made fresh and new and clean in my sight? Do you want my redemption and healing and freedom to come into your life? Do you want to live a new life? Do you want to live a life that is good and right and true? Do you want to live a life that is pleasing to me? Do you want to be the recipient of my kindness and mercy and love? Who would not want these things to be true for them? Who would turn away from these great gifts from you? You would be surprised. Many want nothing to do with my kindness and mercy and love? What must I do If I want all these things to be true for me? That is a very good question. It is wise of you to know that something will be required of you if you want to receive my kindness and mercy and love. What is required of me? You tell me. I know that I cannot earn or merit your forgiveness and cleansing. I cannot make myself righteous in your eyes. I can’t try harder and do better and make a stronger effort to secure your kindness, mercy, and love. No, you cannot. Your forgiveness and cleansing can only come when I am willing to admit my sin, confess my unrighteousness and turn from my wicked ways. Will you admit your sin, confess your unrighteousness, and turn from your wicked ways? Yes, I will. I want to live a life that is good and right and true. I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. I want to be the recipient of your kindness and mercy and love. I want to be fresh and new and clean in your eyes. I want to be holy and pure and righteous in your sight. These are gifts that can only come from you. That is true. You will have all you want from me as you admit your sin, confess your unrighteousness, and turn from your wicked ways. That I will do. That is very good. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I will not hide from my sin. I will not deny my sin. I will not make excuses for my sin. Instead, I stand ready and willing and able to admit my mistakes and confess all my sin. Forgive me. Heal me. Change me. Use me. Make my life fresh and new and clean. Amen
Key Question… Why would failing to confess your sins establish a dangerous pattern and difficult course for your life?
Living It Out… Be ready and willing and able to admit and confess your sins to the Lord.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that you will receive mercy from the Lord as you confess your sins to Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are willing to admit and confess your sins to the Lord.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you confess and turn from your sin so you can receive the Lord’s kindness.
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