Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Praise The Saviour Ye Who Know Him"1 (Lyrics)
I recently bought a tablet computer. I use it mainly for reading, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for me to hold a book. I also use it for my email, and I have a Bible app that I really like because I can check different versions of the Bible quite easily with it. Although I don't have many documents on it, I have typed my prayer list on it. Unfortunately, a couple of days ago, I accidentally deleted it. Unlike my desktop computer, it doesn't have a recycle bin, so I wasn't able to recover the document — it was gone forever!
This is exactly what happens with God and our sins. When we confess them to Him, He readily forgives us and forgets them — they are gone forever!
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (NIV)
Psalm 103:12 – As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (NIV)
If you haven't confessed your sins to God and would like to do so, you can follow these simple steps:
- 1. Admit that you are a sinner.
2. Be willing to turn from your sins.
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins.
4. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Ask Him to come into your heart and be in control of your life through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You that even while we were still sinners, Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins. We thank You that You are ready and willing to forgive us when we come to You and humbly confess our sins to You. Not only do You forgive us but You forget. Thank You for loving us so much! We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.