Day 15 - Monday - January 24, 2022

Jan 24, 2022    Pastor Cody Winkler

1 John 1:9 (NLT)
“But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”

It’s been said 3 people can keep a secret…if two of them are dead. A little dark humor to get your Monday started. Have you ever told someone something and later on they use it against you? There are times when we are caught in a sinful pattern that feels too hard to get freedom from because we are afraid the details will be used against us. So instead of confession we clam up. Instead of confession we plead the proverbial 5th.

But with God things are different. Unlike people, God does not hold our confessions against us. In fact it’s the opposite. When we confess our sins to God, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all wickedness. Instead of using our sins against us as leverage, He forgets them and cleanses us from wickedness. How incredible!

God’s best for your life is for you to walk in complete freedom. He can be trusted with the most secret sins in your life. The act of confession is a good first step towards walking in abundant life. The enemy wants us to feel shame for our sin, but God wants us to feel freedom from our sin.

Today’s Promise: God is faithful and just to forgive your sins.