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“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9 NKJV

Confession is one aspect of christianity that may feel and even seem repulsive, but as I have often shared, every seemingly counter nature boundary set by God is for us to enjoy true freedom. James writes “temptation comes from our own desires which entice and drag us away. When desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin and sin when fully grown, gives birth to death (James 1:14-15)”.

No one dreads telling great stories of triumph and mighty testimonies. Confession on the other hand is of the desires that may be in our hearts, causing temptations. It is of the instances where you may have responded to its enticement and been dragged away.
It is of the sin that has sprung from what begun as just a thought and may have now turned into a dark secret that feels like a slow death. The Lord gives a remedy to this, confess your sin and it will lose its power over you because the strength of sin is in secrecy.

Confession however, carries even more value where you may be held accountable. If it is to God against whom you have sinned, confess to Him. If it is towards a brother or sister, confess to God and to the person you have sinned against. If it is to the community/ public, confess to the God and to the public.

Child of God, life is meant to be lived in community, and secret sin is the best tool to isolate you. Give the enemy therefore, NO foothold ( Ephesians 4:27). Praise God!

Prayer: Father I thank you for this truth. I thank you for the gift that is confession. As the psalmist once prayed, when I hid my sin from you my bones wasted away, and when I confessed my sin you forgave me. I approach your throne of grace with boldness, knowing that your goodness and mercy follow me all my days, in Jesus name! Amen. 


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