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Repentance

Father, I am grateful that You are there, in the good and the bad times. Even when I am foolish, You never give up on me. Thank You for Your forgiveness and love. Amen.

1 John 1:8-10 (<<click here)

Lord, I must address this particular passage again. I am telling You nothing new when I admit to not being perfect. There is not a single person who has ever walked this planet (with the exception of Yourself) who was perfect. We say things and think things and do things that are not in Your will for us to say, think and do. Sometimes they are mistakes and other times temptation overwhelms us and we yield instead of standing strong in You.

It may be foolish to allow ourselves to fall but it is more foolish still to avoid confessing our sin and pretending that You didn’t notice…for You see it all. “If we claim to have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves…”

We may be unfaithful but I am grateful that You are “faithful” and also that You too are “just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse up from all wickedness.”

We must never let anyone tell us that we have crossed that line one too many times. You are always there to forgive us. Obviously, the goal is to not sin and to not just do so with the idea that You’ll forgive us anyway but may we never hesitate to admit our failure and come to You in true humility and repentance.

Also, Lord, help us to be fully aware that absolutely no one, no matter who they are, is incapable of sinning. We have this great tendency to place people on pedestals. Only You, Lord, should be held in that high regard. We are fallible. You alone are infallible.

You, Lord, are worthy of our adoration for You are our creator and savior. We would be lost without You. All praise to You!

Mar 31st, Fri, 5:19 am

Our Choice

Today is a full day of things to be done, Father. Please guide me every step of the way. Help me to see through Your eyes today, to love with Your heart, to handle life with Your wisdom, to touch others with Your hands and to speak with your tongue. As Your child may I reflect my Father well. Amen.

Hebrews 6:4-6 (<<click here)

Lord, I must admit I am struggling – struggling with this passage – for that matter Hebrews in general is a challenge for me. There are many wonderful passages but for some reason I’m having a hard time. Help me to see and understand what You would have me to.

The two words that jump out at me are “repentance” and “rejection”. To repent means to turn from the way that we think is right – which does not include You – which is based on our own selfish mindset and to turn to You – to take on Your mindset. It is turning from evil to good – from death to life. It is a renouncing of sin and its control over us and turning to You to find forgiveness from sin and subsequently, in Your power, being victorious over sin.

Your word calls us to repentance but You will never force us to do so. We must choose. There is no straddling of the fence. It is either You or sin. We can accept you as Lord and Savior – being under Your control and having our sins forgiven. Or we can choose to reject You – allowing ourselves to be controlled by a multitude of sins, heaping condemnation upon ourselves.

We will never be forced to accept You as Savior – that is our choice. But there will come a day when we will stand before You and we will have no choice but to face the reality of Your Lordship.

“…at the name of Jesus every knee should bow… and every tongue declares that Jesus Christ is Lord…” Philippians 2:10-11

I proclaim for all to hear, Jesus, You are my Lord and my Savior. Lord, lead me on!

Mar 15th, Tues, 5:30 am