Dec. 3 – 21 Days of Prayer

If we say that we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God will forgive us. We can trust God to do this. He always does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrong things we have done.  1 John 1:8-9 ERV

 I’ve used a simple structure for prayer at many times in my life called ACTS in Prayer.  During these first few days as we begin to pray for LIGHT, our Christmas services on December 22 & 23, we’ll use ACTS in Prayer as a guide.

The C stands for Confession.    To confess means I agree with God about my sin.  This means getting specific and naming the things I know are wrong or that He brings to my mind that are wrong, and asking God to forgive me.  Confession is not saying: “Please forgive us of all our sins.”  Confession needs to be specific.  It also means I ask anyone I’ve wronged to forgive me.  Confession is like taking a spiritual bath and helps me maintain fellowship/closeness with God and others.

Take a moment to ask God to show you anything that’s wrong in your life and confess it to Him, asking Him to forgive you.  When it involves someone else, make sure you ask them to forgive you too.

As you pray for LIGHT please ask God to help someone you know, and people in general, to realize their need for forgiveness of their sin through Jesus during our Christmas services.

Christmas Fun, Jokes, Trivia

From Yesterday…

What did Alvin want for Christmas in the Chipmunk Song?     A Hula Hoop

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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