Confession – “I am sorry,” the three most powerful words you may ever say.
Scripture: Nehemiah 1:5-7
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When was the last time you asked God for something? Nehemiah begins his asking with a deep confession. Not only does he confess his own sins but also the sins of the whole nation of Israel. Approaching God is more about posture than petition. If I am willing to humble myself and put God in his place, I will be more equipped and better ready to handle whatever answer God has for me. It is comforting to know God longs to hear my confession of sin and desires of my heart. May we say we are sorry to God for the sins we have committed and live in his grace. May we turn from our sin and lean on His forgiveness. May we never forget and always love the great sacrifice Jesus gave to us.
Our Journal Process:
- S – Scripture – Follow Through the book of Nehemiah with our Relaunch Field Guide. You can Download it here Choose a specific scripture passage then write a phrase or verse that jumps out at you. Youversion.com has incredible resources and reading plans.
- O – Observation – Write your thoughts. What do you think God is saying to you in this Scripture? What do you think it means?
- A – Application – This is where you make personalized action steps to what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life.
- P – Prayer – This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this Scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Who comes to mind that you need to pray for? Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say first.
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