Lord, I'm Sorry!
Bishop Donald Hilliard
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalms 51:17 (KJV)
Un-repented sin can lead to a stronghold. You see first of all I need to be sorry for my sin, not because I got caught in it. I want to be sorry for my sin because I displeased God.
I want to be sorry for my sin because I transgressed against the God that has done so much for me. I don't want to act like I'm sorry because you caught me or because you read my phone bill and my phone bill was not right. I don't want to be sorry because someone exposed me. I don't want to be sorry because someone got pregnant out of wedlock. I don't want to be sorry because you caught me in the Lotto line. I want to be sorry because I'm sorry.
And until we have confessed our sin before a Holy God, all our sin - everything that displeases Him, we walk around with unforgiven sin and we build strongholds up in our lives.
Join me in prayer--
I ask forgiveness for my sin. I am truly sorry that I have sinned against you and you only. I confess all of my sin, those done consciously and unconsciously and I am truly sorry that I have transgressed against you. Wash me pure with the blood of the Lamb. Create in me a new heart and renew a right spirit within me that I may worship you in spirit and in truth and leave a sanctified life before you.
In Jesus' Name... amen.