In Touch Daily DEVOTIONAL for 29th October 2023 Sunday
You are welcome to Today’s In Touch Daily Devotional written by Dr Charles Stanley and published by In Touch Ministry. Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author. He demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and provides Christ-centered biblically-based principles for everyday life.
Today’s Topic: A Call to Repentance
When we truly agree with God about our failures, He sets us free to enjoy an abundant life.
Scripture: Hebrews 4:13-16
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
In Touch Daily Devotional – Dr. Charles Stanley 29th October 2023
Have you ever gotten caught in a “guilt cycle”? You confess sin, tell God you’re sorry, and promise not to do it anymore—only to find yourself sinning again. You’ve come before the Lord to confess dozens of times but still find yourself repeating the same sins. It’s easy to get discouraged, but God promises, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
Friends, God is holding up His end of that promise. When we truly confess, He forgives us. Psalm 103:12 gives this assuring description of His forgiveness: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our wrongdoings from us.”
So, how do we genuinely confess? True confession means agreeing with the Lord about sin, and it is inseparably linked with repentance; they’re two sides of the same coin. In the Greek, repent literally means “a change of mind,” so to repent is to turn our back upon wrong and change our actions.
In practical terms, to confess and repent requires the intentional decision to say, “By the Holy Spirit’s power, I’m turning away.” Satan will still tempt you, and failure remains a possibility. But God can break the chains of your sin, and He wants to set you free—free to live the abundant life (John 10:10).
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