Own Up

“Achan replied, ‘It is true! I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel. This is what I have done.’” (Jos 7:20)

Guilt is a terrible burden. Fear of consequences can be all consuming. There is something cleansing, right, and proper about owning up and facing the consequences of receiving forgiveness.

God will always forgive even when we can’t forgive ourselves. His forgiveness knows no bounds. There is nothing you have done, are doing, or will do that is beyond the forgiveness of God. He has already provided for all the forgiveness you will need.

While men may not forgive, God will always, always forgive. Put your confidence in Him, and let Him deal with the consequences. Your conscience will be clean, and God will deal with what happens. You may well pay a human price, but your heart will be free.

Quick Prayer: I confess what I have done wrong and will put it right. Amen.

Confession.

“Those who conceal their sins do not prosper, but those who confess and renounce them find mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)

This almost sounds old fashioned or even just a religious ritual. Yet we are implored to confess and renounce our sins. This was what bought us into the kingdom in the first place.

Take some time to confess, wait on God, confess a little more and receive that wonderful knowledge and feeling, of complete cleansing. It will clear your mind, refresh your spirit and enliven your soul.

There is infinite mercy for those who confess, but concealing them does have consequences.

Quick Prayer. “Forgive me Lord for all my sins.” Amen