Regroup . . .

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

Everyone makes mistakes, but it’s so easy for you to get wrapped up in pride and guilt. Every day I allow you to start fresh and new.  Each morning you have the opportunity to confess your sins, and ask for forgiveness so I can give you a clean start for the day ahead.  All I ask is that you work hard to avoid that particular sin in the future.  Ask a Christian friend or leader to help you stand accountable for your behavior. We can do this, together.

Now What?  Pray: “Jesus, I’m done blaming others for my sinful actions and behavior.  No matter the situation, I always have the option to respond in a way that pleases you. Always. This is so hard for me, Lord, but because I want to be close to you, I confess to you these specific sins you’ve placed on my heart: ____ (name them) ____.  Release me from these habits and reactions to stress, and help me make amends and ask forgiveness where necessary.  Place in me a pure heart that desires to please only you.”

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by Lisa Cheater

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An award-winning professional writer, Lisa is founder and CEO of The Penstock Group, Inc., a communications firm that specializes in film and print. With more than 20 years experience in business to business writing and visual media, Lisa’s published work includes trade reports, industry articles, and short stories.

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