A Diet That Works – part 11
Improving your Spiritual life isn’t easy and it doesn’t happen by accident. It requires work and smart choices...but you can do it!
#1 Solitude – Spend time alone to be with God.
#2 Silence – Remove noisy distractions to hear from God.
#3 Fasting – Skip a meal(s) to find greater nourishment form God.
#4 Live with Less – Learn to live with less money and still meet your basic needs.
#5 Secrecy - Avoid self-promotion, practice serving God without others knowing.
#6 Sacrifice – Giving of our resources beyond what seems reasonable to remind us of our dependence on Christ.
#7 Study - Spend time reading the Scriptures and meditating on its meaning and importance to our lives.
#8 Worship – Offer praise and adoration to God.
#9 Prayer – Talk to about your relationship with Him and about the concerns of others–then listen to for what He has to say to you.
#10 Fellowship – Mutual caring and ministry in the body of Christ.
#11 Confession – Regularly confess your sins to the Lord.
As often as you are aware of sin in your life, confess it to the Lord and to those you may have offended. Just as debris clogs the pipes in your home preventing clean, fresh water from flowing, so sin dies to your soul. Confession allows the presence of the Lord to flow through you again.
1 John 1:9(NIV)
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
The Point Is: Confession is being honest to God and to yourself.
Prayer: “Lord, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me this week.”