If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. - 1 John 1:8-9
Dear Jesus, your suffering on the cross has given me the courage to come out of the shadows of excuses and denial to face the ugliness of my own sins. I am the reason you hung there on that cross. But you are the reason too. You wanted to rescue me and get me out of my huge predicament. Now, help me to live the peaceful and honest life of one who is transparent about his failings and honest about his desire to get it right for your glory and other's good. AMEN
"When you live in the light of the SON you don't have to where sunscreen."