Lent devotions 2011: Monday 18 April

Repent, therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out…Acts 3:19

Jesus, My Lord and Saviour, has brought peace between God and His people by the sacrifice of the true Lamb of God.

This is a strong message: that God has made us His children by the wonderful gift of baptism. This verse tells us that we who are sinful by nature need to confess our sins and only God can cleanse us, blotting the stain of sin, making us as white as snow. This verse also means that we should turn away from our sinful ways by not contriving to do what is wrong or sinful.

Our God is an awesome God and He always knows what we need before we even ask or realise it.

Thanks be to God for all His wonderful blessings and love.

Dear Lord, I pray, please open my eyes, ears and heart to You always. You know how weak I am but Your strength is made perfect in weakness. Help me to sincerely confess my sins to You, knowing that Your grace and mercy are overflowing. Amen.