Read Mark 1:1-13
John the Baptist came to prepare the way for Jesus by calling people to repentance. This call to repentance remains the same today within our hearts. When we heed the convicting voice of the Holy Spirit and humbly repent, this clears the way for Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit to be present in our lives now.
“… Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way. He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the LORD’S coming! Clear the road for him!’” (Mark 1:2-3 NLT).
Can you think of a time when you let go of some sin you had been harboring, and after confessing with an honest heart, you felt the freeing presence of God? Is there anything you are hanging on to now?
Staying humbly aware of our own sins allows God to keep us perfect in Him.