Hello, readers! I come to you today with a topic that is grossly misunderstood and unpopular – confession.
When praying, confession is critical. The God we love is a holy God. He cannot have sin in His presence. Before we approach Him with our requests, we need to confess our wrongdoings AND ask for forgiveness.
I gave this example to my students: confession isn’t saying a quick “sorry” and then doing the same thing again 5 minutes later. Confession needs to be from the heart and not just the mouth.
I don’t know about you, but when there is something wrong that I did or said (intentionally or unintentionally), I have this haunting feeling in the pit of my stomach. Deep down, I know confession is needed.
And why not confess? God already sees everything we do anyhow – He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. He knows what we think! So, why not talk to Him about it? His desire isn’t to condemn you – His desire is to love and forgive you.
Confession takes a great deal of humility – realizing who we are in light of who God is. Confession, Biblically, can be addressed directly to God. Jesus is our Mediator to the Father – no one else is needed!
So, search your heart. What do you need to confess today to the One who truly loves and deeply cares for you? If nothing comes to mind, it’s a good practice to ask the Lord in prayer to reveal areas in your life and thought life that may displease Him. I have done this before and what God has shown me was really eye-opening. When I confessed then what He revealed to me, I felt a chain-breaking freedom that I didn’t know I needed!
Be blessed today and feel free to “fact check” with the Scriptures below 😉 Love you all!
1 John 1:5-10; 1 Timothy 2:5; Psalm 90:8; Proverbs 28:13; Hebrews 4:16; Luke 5:31-32; Matthew 6:7-8; John 3:17; Hebrews 7:11-28; Luke 12:2-3; Psalm 32:5; Hebrews 9:15; Psalm 139:1-4, 23-24.
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