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Unstoppable Reading Plan | Week 4 | Day 4



Prayer


Take a moment to be silent and still. In order to be fully present in body and mind, take a deep breath in and let it out slowly. Do this three times. Ask God to give you His wisdom today.

Bible Reading: 1 John 1:5-10


Read these verses three times slowly.

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 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.

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.

Reflection & Questions


This week we are looking at how transformation happens in our lives. We saw that it starts with being done with compromise. We discovered that we are fully involved and God is fully involved. And yesterday, we were reminded that it is God’s love that motivates us in our transformation.

Today’s verses reveal a powerful step in our transformation, and that’s honesty. Honesty before God and others removes the power our broken ways have over us and leads to change. Dane Ortlund wrote, “You are restricting your growth if you do not move through life doing the painful, humiliating, liberating work of cheerfully bringing your failures out from the darkness of secrecy into the light of acknowledgement before a Christian brother or sister. In the darkness, your sins fester and grow in strength. In the light, they wither and die. Walking in the light, in other words, is honesty with God and others.”

If you haven’t experienced growth in your walk with Jesus recently, it may be because you haven’t brought areas of your life into the light. Ask God to search your heart, and make time with a trusted Christian friend to talk about this. You could even start with the simple honest statement: “I’ve stalled in my transformation and I’m wondering why.”

      1. What is it about keeping things in the dark that gives them power?
      2. Are you keeping things in the dark? What do you need to do about it?

Prayer


Talk to God in response to today’s reading.

Worship Song


You might use this song today to worship Jesus today:


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Ed Applegate

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