LENTEN DEVOTIONAL: Just Confess

Just Confess
1 John 1:5-10
Pastor Aaron Robinson
One of the hardest things to do is confess when you’ve done something wrong. It makes us feel like a dark cloud is floating over us and the Son refuses to shine on us.   Today is Ash Wednesday the beginning of the Lenten Season.  A day we pause to deal with the dark cloud of sin that looms over us.

In the text for our reflection, the author speaks of God being light and alludes to our need to come out of the darkness into the light.   John in this letter reminds us that we serve a God who seeks transparency.  God requires us to move in the light, so we might be a light to a dark world.

On this first day of Lent, we receive ashes to remind us that sometimes we find ourselves in dark places.  When we accept the ashes, we are confessing our journeys in the darkness but our desire for the light of God in our lives.  Confession is the act of turning on the light switch. To depart the darkness, one must be willing to flip the switch of confession.  If you are walking in the dark, constantly stumping your toe on the objects this world means for your demise, Just Confess, and watch the Son Shine.  Witness God remove the clouds of despair and trees of guilt.  

Just Confess, wait for God to light your path, and lead your way with the light of the world.  
As we begin this Lenten journey, let us confess our sins, release our guilt, and grab our salvation by following the Light.  Let us live in the light and reject the darkness that seeks to keep us blind.  Just Confess your sins and watch how the Light brightens your path.

Prayer
Most Gracious and Merciful God, thank you for being a light to our path and a lamp unto our feet. Lead us, guide us along this Lenten journey so we will make our way to thee.  Allow your light to shine in us, that we might light the way of others.  Help us to see the dark places in us and around us.  Let your Son be a Light to us in difficult situations and your Spirit burn within us as we move day to day.  In Jesus Name we Pray.
Amen and Asé!
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4 Comments


Deborah Rozier - March 2nd, 2022 at 7:24am

Great inspiration to start Lent off. Thanks pastor Aaron Robinson

Arlesia Rozier - March 2nd, 2022 at 9:24am

Amen

T Renee Crutcher - March 2nd, 2022 at 9:26am

Thank you Pastor Robinson, I agree with Rev. Rozier, Powerful way to begin Lent.

Tanya - March 2nd, 2022 at 11:10am

Thank you. Very encouraging and helped motivate me to start lent off right.