Day 6: Confession and Contriteness - Dr. S. Walker
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Prayer Focus - Confession and Contriteness

 

1st John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

 

All Christians sin, make mistakes, miss the mark or can sometimes be disobedient, that’s why confessing our sins continuously and confirming the Blood of Jesus becomes necessary.  If we don’t confess our faults we can become proud and insensitive, risk living a life with hidden faults, miss the benefits that come with Salvation and be in danger of accusing God of being untruthful.

 

Application:

Identify the problems that relate to you then write your affirmation of the changes you will make:

 

Sins of the Body:

  • Omission

  • Hearing Amiss – hearing incorrectly

  • Gossip

  • Slothfulness – idleness

  • Procrastination

 

Sins of the Mind:

  • Doubt

  • False Predictions

 

Sins of the Heart:

  • Abandonment – feelings of being rejected

  • Fear

  • Worriedness

 

Scripture Study:

Study and then write your interpretation of these Scriptures as it would apply to you and today’s prayer focus.

 

1st John 1:9 “If we say, "We don't have any sin," we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.”

 

Jeremiah 2:35 “You say, ‘I am innocent; he is not angry with me.' But I will pass judgment on you because you say, 'I have not sinned.’”

 

Reflection: (Pages 20-21)

Read the text and then think about how difficult it is for you to recognize your faults and admit when you’re wrong to God and others.

 

Prayer:

Spend time in prayer today asking the Lord for humility, forgiveness and help in the areas you identified as faults.

Worship: (allow a few minutes to load)

diet tip

NUTS

The FDA in a 2003 issued a “qualified health claim” for peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and pistachios and allowed producers to add this claim that "eating a diet that includes one ounce of nuts daily can reduce your risk of heart disease.”

 

That’s because nuts are loaded with all of the good stuff our body needs like:

• Protein

• Vitamins, antioxidants and Minerals

• Fiber

• Mono-unsaturated Fat (the good fat)


Eating a handful of nuts gives you energy and can lower cholesterol.


They make a good addition to salads, cereal, fruits and vegetables and adds a kick to yogurt.

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