Day 3 – Being Honest About My Sin

Day 3 – Jan. 3, 2022

Daily Theme – Being Honest About My Sin 

Scripture – 1 John 1:5-10

As we ready ourselves to seek God’s direction in our lives and in our church, we find ourselves today in a very uncomfortable place. It’s vital that we take the time to repent of sin in our lives. If you skipped the reading of 1 John 1:5-10, stop everything and READ IT!

Sin is a politically incorrect word in our culture today but we need to remember that it’s always going to be in God’s vocabulary and we are accountable to Him. When we take the time to search our words, our attitudes, our actions, our thoughts and compare them to Scripture to see where we come up short, we are one step closer to living the life that God calls us to embrace. When we recognize sin in our lives and repent (ask forgiveness of God and turn away from it), we are opening the door for greater and clearer communication with Him.

Think about it for a moment. When someone has wronged you and doesn’t seek to rectify it, your relationship suffers and it isn’t as intimate as it could be. It’s the same with God, when we put our sin on the back burner and don’t deal with it, our relationship with God is distant.

We are called to ‘walk in the light’, which means seeing things the way God sees them and responding the way He does. As we seek repentance for the sin we harbour and hide, we can fully enjoy experiencing Him.

Themes to pray over

  • Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal sin that hasn’t been dealt with
  • Ask the Lord for forgiveness for the attitudes and/or actions that are outside of His plan for us
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to go ahead of any conversation that needs to occur with those you’ve wronged
  • Ask for strength to walk the path away from that sin
  • A prayer of repentance
    Heavenly and Almighty God, I come before you humbled and sorrowful, aware of my sin, and ready to repent. Lord, forgive me for I have sinned before you. Wash away my sin, purify me and help me to turn from this sin. Lead me to walk in your way instead, leaving behind my old life and starting a new life in You.
  • Amen
  • A Question To Ponder
  • Have you felt distant from God in the past? If so, was there a sin in your life that had to be dealt with? Was it ever dealt with?

Additional Resources

  • –  Read Psalm 51
  • –  Keith Green’s song Create In Me A Clean Heart

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