ASSIGNMENTS FOR OUR SOLEMN ASSEMBLY NEXT WEEKEND:
- Fast from 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, until 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.
- Come to your campus for one hour of prayer during the fast (Sat – Sun).
- Complete the Personal Sin Inventory below and bring it when you attend a Solemn Assembly weekend service.
Honest confession of sin is the key to a renewal of your heart in Christ.
As we prepare for our Solemn Assembly, March 17-18, set aside 30 minutes to prepare, and pray through your inventory. Go slowly, asking God’s help for your total honesty and refusal to play games or pretend anymore. Ask Him to show you your sin as He sees it. An excellent opening prayer might be…
“Lord, allow me the grace right now of seeing, not my rationalizations or excuses but the sin that is blocking my relationship with You.”
This is a very hard exercise, but you can’t go on until you’ve done it. You may need to return to this list several times before you have complete honesty before God on all points.
Keep in mind that your ‘bigger sins’ are the things that hang over your life like an umbrella, deflecting God’s blessing. We have faith to believe that you are really ready to deal with these things God’s way… but there is no point scouring your heart if you avoid the difficult corners.
Go back over the list again, ask God to reveal any self-deception that may be clouding your capacity to see your true self in the mirror. If you want to make absolutely sure, go over the list in a prayerful way with a trusted friend.Take the Personal Sin Inventory
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