Day 4 of 30 – Our True Identity Challenge
I am forgiven. Thank God Almighty I am forgiven. And so are you! Don’t let the enemy steal your freedom. Have you ever sinned? Do any of those sins still make you sad? Don’t let the enemy steal your Grace! Don’t let the enemy steal your Grace! Don’t let the enemy steal your Grace! “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 JOHN 1:9
For some of us there are past sins that still haunt us. We still dwell on them as if there is NO WAY we could ever be forgiven. The fact is, you have been forgiven. Bring those sins along with your sincere remorse to God. Once sincerely repented, they are forgotten by God and they should also be left in the past by you. Grab hold of your true identify and expose the peace and life-giving gift of Grace in your day to day life.
Action: Set a timer for 5, 10, 15, or 20 minutes. Open your bible and read 1 John 1:9 (several translations shared below). Afterward, close your eyes and think about the fact you have been forgiven for all past transgressions as long as you confessed them and repented.
While your eyes are still closed, whisper a few times, “I have been forgiven, it is time to move on.” By setting the timer you don’t have to keep checking how much time has gone by, the timer will go off when you’ve reached the minutes allotted for this meditation.
1 John 1:9
If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing. If we claim that we’ve never sinned, we out-and-out contradict God—make a liar out of him. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God. (The Message)
But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins. We can trust God. He does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrongs we have done. (International Children’s Bible (ICB)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (NASB)
[The 30 Day True Identity Challenge comes from Tiffany Dooley’s Mirror Mirror message from The City Church]