April 17

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

What we think eventually comes out in words and actions. It’s so vitally important to program our minds with good, pure, lovely, excellent thoughts. It takes constant monitoring to recognize when our thoughts are shifting. The Word of God is the best input we can have to stay the course of “right” thinking.

I pray our prodigal will love the Word of God and be able to recognize when their thinking is not godly. May they desire to think on noble, pure, excellent things…

Philippians 4:8

Finally, ________, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

April 17

Psalm 32:5 NLT

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

These verses are a reminder of the progression to freedom….

recognize our sin

realize our rebellion against God

admit our sin

trust in His willingness to forgive

accept His forgiveness

We even have freedom from the guilt of our sin!

There is power in agreeing with God about our sin. He knows, so we might as well confess! Knowing His forgiving nature and trusting in His forgiveness is what frees us from guilt.

May your expectations of what God will do in your prodigal’s life rise as you trust that they will begin to walk these progressive steps to freedom!

Psalm 32:5 NLT

Finally, ______ confessed all his/her sins to you and stopped trying to hide his/her guilt. ______ said to himself/herself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave him/her! All ______’s guilt is gone.

April 17

Psalm 32:5 NLT

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

These verses are a reminder of the progression to freedom….

recognize our sin

realize our rebellion against God

admit our sin

trust in His willingness to forgive

accept His forgiveness

We even have freedom from the guilt of our sin!

There is power in agreeing with God about our sin. He knows, so we might as well confess! Knowing His forgiving nature and trusting in His forgiveness is what frees us from guilt.

May your expectations of what God will do in your prodigal’s life rise as you trust that they will begin to walk these progressive steps to freedom!

Psalm 32:5 NLT

Finally, ______ confessed all his/her sins to you and stopped trying to hide his/her guilt. ______ said to himself/herself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave him/her! All ______’s guilt is gone.

April 17

Psalm 32:5 NLT

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

These verses are another reminder of a progression to freedom….

recognize sin

realize our rebellion against God

admit sin

trust in His willingness to forgive

accept His forgiveness.

We even have freedom from the guilt of our sin!

There is power in agreeing with God about our sin. He knows, so we might as well confess up! Knowing His forgiving nature and trusting in His forgiveness is what frees us from guilt.

May your expectations of what God will do in your prodigal’s life rise as you trust that they will begin to walk these progressive steps to freedom!

Psalm 32:5 NLT

Finally, ______ confessed all his/her sins to you and stopped trying to hide his/her guilt. ______ said to himself/herself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave him/her! All ______’s guilt is gone.