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Psalm 51:4 Against you only have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.
For the confessional portion of my nightly prayer, I have been creating as many metaphors for this sinning as I can. I begin by examining my actions and thoughts of the day and then insert a metaphor, like this: “Lord, forgive me for every spot I allowed to mar my soul today” or “Forgive me for every nick I imposed on my heart.”
Sin is not just some discrete action but is soul damage, however we choose to describe it. Of course, we can lean on the forgiveness already provided for us and for everyone, that great gift of Christ’s. Spots and nicks disappear in the blinding light of our redemption through him.
MOVING FORWARD: Confess today to what you have done and left undone.