07.07.21 | Confession & Letting Go
In today’s BREAD reading from Titus 1:10-16, Paul writes about “rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception.” With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will examine our own hearts in response to this scripture.
During today’s fasting and prayer focus, begin your time with expressing appreciation for God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Say out loud the things you appreciate about them, how they have been working in your life, and how grateful you are to be in relationship with them. Then, we will utilize Psalm 139:23-24 as a guiding prayer: “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
In your time with God, come to Him with this prayer, asking Him to examine you and reveal to you patterns, beliefs, or thoughts that are not aligning with who God is. Remember that God loves you, and anything revealed is done so in love, not out of condemnation. Romans 8:1 says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Practice being still and quiet before the Lord, and let the Spirit reveal something new to you today, listening for His voice, and then journal what you hear. What might be something impure that you are holding on to or taking in that God wants to relieve you from? Take some time to confess to the Lord in prayer what you are hearing and then repent. We also encourage you to confess to a trusted brother or sister, and let them speak the forgiveness of Christ over you.
Finish your time by meditating through our fasting and prayer focus from three weeks ago out of Ephesians 3: “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”