Kanaan Message for Today
Whoever has lived apart from God, with no interest in doing His will, cannot suddenly say one day, ‘From now on I want to turn to the Father. Then everything will be all right.’ Good intentions will not get us anywhere. If I want to begin a new life of dependence upon the Father, I must first confess with all my heart, ‘Father, I have sinned.’ Then through the blood of His Son I will be granted forgiveness and my past sin will be blotted out. I will be cleansed through the blood of Jesus Christ, so that I will no longer live for myself but for God in joyful dependence, in fellowship with Him. Everything in my life will become new.
Taken from Father of Comfort by M. Basilea Schlink