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Sep 21, 2016

Confession may not be fun, but it is the best way to allow God to cleanse us from impurities and stay in tune with our Savior.

I love coffee. I make it every morning. When I have more time, I will probably do some fancy pour-over method for every cup. But life is busy with three kids at home (also adding to the need for coffee!), so a good old automatic drip coffee maker will have to do. Every once in awhile, it starts to get yucky on the inside. I can tell because it will take longer to make the coffee, to perform the job it was created to do. My last coffee maker was the worst. Or, at least, it got that way after I didn’t clean it for months. It took over an hour to make a pot of coffee! Well, these coffee makers are a great illustration of our spiritual lives. We all mess up and make mistakes. We need to cleanse our lives from time to time, otherwise we won’t be able to complete the purpose we were created to do. Our One Verse today is 1 John 1:9. It is all about confession. Usually, people think this verse is for those who have not believed in Jesus. If they confess their sins, they will be a Christian. Well, there is a lot of truth in that, but it isn’t what this verse is saying. John was writing this verse to believers! That means, God understands that we are going to mess up. And He has given us a tool and means to stay in tune with Him: confession. It may not sound fun, but by confessing our sins to God, we clean out the junk and impurities in our lives and can continue to live out our purpose. Spend some time with Him today!

About One Verse

One Verse is a short, free podcast devotional designed to help you grow closer to God through less than 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Consistency trumps intensity. When it comes to working out, eating healthy, or managing our finances, consistency always trumps intensity. We reach our major life goals through small, purposeful steps taken daily. The same is true in our spiritual lives. I truly believe you will grow closer to God by spending just 5 minutes a day with Him versus cramming in an hour once a month. The One Verse Devotional is here to help take away the barriers of spending time with God. Now, during your workout, drive to work, or even shopping for groceries, you can invest in your spiritual life.