Daily Archives: March 15, 2019
Lent is the 40-day period before Easter, and it is “a time for reflection, repentance, and renewal when Christians are invited to prepare themselves for the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection.” This Lent, we are doing a 40-day study from the American Bible Society to focus our time in God’s Word and prayer on His renewing power (click HERE for the reading plan). Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
|Lord God, by your Word fill me with a spirit of repentance and forgiveness…
1 John 1:5-10
Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
Walking in the Light | DOT Group @ A2
1 John 1:7
Sharing our deepest secrets, our transgressions with others can seem frightening. But once it’s all out in the open, it’s actually quite freeing. Our relationships with others and with God become stronger because we can finally be ourselves, no longer hiding anything in the shadows.
“Walk” is a verb. So in order to walk with God, we need to take action. We can choose to stay put, but that’s lonely and our burden rests solely on our shoulders. But choosing to walk with Him means we have fellowship and don’t have to carry the burden alone anymore. We need to trust God that He’ll walk at a pace we can follow. He’s there and He’s got this. We’re never alone.
Lord God, by Your Word fill us with a spirit of repentance and forgiveness. Forgive us for sometimes choosing to stay put. For not always trusting You to lead us down the right path. Help us to remember to put on our walking shoes each morning to we’re ready to follow Your lead. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.