Jesus wants us to seriously look into our hearts and surrender those things that hold us back from fully following and serving him. We each know what they are. He comes to us with his now nail-scarred hands and reminds us that he gave up everything to redeem us. He now wants us to surrender to the Cross the things that hold us back. Let's do it today!
And anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
— Matthew 10:38-39
Dear Lord we are sorry for the areas of our life that we have kept hidden away from the righteousness that your Spirit is working to cultivate in us. We now confess those secret areas of sin to you and ask that you cleanse us and liberate us from Satan's power that binds them to us and holds me back from whole-hearted service to your Son. In Jesus. Amen.