REMEMBER // RECOGNIZE // REPEAT
REMEMBER the promise of Forgiveness
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.”
– Isaiah 1:18
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.”
– Ephesians 1:7
“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
– Colossians 1:13-14
RECOGNIZE the presence of God in Prayer
Father, thank you for the grace and forgiveness you have shown me in the person, life, and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Help me to believe your promise that I am completely forgiven for all of my sin—past, present, and future. I don’t understand it, but I am so grateful. Help me to step out of shame into new life in Christ.
I pray your Spirit would transform me through your grace into the image of your Son. Help me to sacrifice for others as he has sacrificed for me. Help me to forgive others, as you have forgiven me. Help me to love, completely, those who have harmed me.
In all ways, Father, help me to be a light that points others to forgiveness and redemption in Jesus.
REPEAT the rhythms of God’s presence
Treat others as God has treated you: with grace.
In the face of sin and suffering, completely forgive others, as you have been forgiven in Christ.
Remember someone who has wronged you, pray to forgive them, and find a way to love them today, as Christ loves you.