The last issue we will deal with is the issue of sin in our lives. Romans 3:23 tells us we have all fallen short. We all miss the mark, which is the technical definition of the word "sin." But sin, unconfessed sin, is probably the greatest barrier that believers face when trying to draw near to God.

God gives you every chance to repent and turn to Him. No one said a life of holiness was the easy path. Even Paul, the man who wrote over half of the New Testament, lamented about the incredible weight of sin and the struggle to make the right choices. But you need to know that there is good news: Christ paid for your sins!

There is a simple plan for your sin and it DOESN'T involve shame, guilt, or condemnation. It is as simple as confession, repentance, and forgiveness. There is nothing you can do to pay for your sin. Jesus Christ made the payment on the cross.

Today’s Reading: 1 John 1; Romans 7-8 - Mark the parts that are most meaningful for you.

YOUR TURN

As we conclude the second full week of the fast, take a moment before the Lord in confession and repentance.

What new commitment are you making to the Lord below as it relates to the sin in your life?

FINAL THOUGHTS

Confession, repentance, and forgiveness are always the steps to freedom in Christ that lead to the gift of God!

FASTING TIP OF THE DAY

As we complete the second full week of this fast, we have looked intently at the roadblocks to returning to Jesus. Take a moment and think about what you’ve discovered over the last two weeks. Do you feel like you’ve had revelation about things in your life?

*For Further Study: Romans 6-9

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