GOD 365 - January 1, 2010

I confess…I acknowledge…I covenant

January 1, 2010

Our devotional focus for this month is “Beginnings”. In the beginning of the year we
contemplate how we can make the new year better than the one we left behind. January’s daily
scriptures, prayers, and words of encouragement, exhortation, and wisdom will prayerfully
awaken in you a new appreciation for your beginning. This is not the traditional beginning that
we consider at this time of the year. Our focus is “the very beginning” -- Creation…God’s
purpose for our creation…God’s pleasure in his creation…the orderly fashion of God’s creation
… the celebration of beginnings….and finally the power of our new birth as believers in Jesus
Christ.
Let us begin by confession and acknowledgement. Let us conclude with a covenant with God.
Do not be disappointed if you cannot complete the exercise below in one day. Continue to revisit
as you daily confess and acknowledge your God and God’s place in your life. Continually
reflect on the many covenants God has made with us as you prayerfully formulate the covenant
you desire to make with God.
“No one who conceals transgressions will prosper, but one who confesses and forsake them will
obtain mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13) NRSV Lord I confess:
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“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:6) KJV
Father I acknowledge:
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“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart
from thee, neither shall the covenant of peace be removed saith the Lord that hath mercy on
thee.” Isaiah 54:10 KJV Lord I covenant with you:
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