A Daily Devotional
About confession that sets us free...
1 John 1: 9 If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and
purify us from all unrighteousness. (NIV)
We can walk around on earth in sinful ignorance but there is a cost. We can pretend we have not gone astray from what God wants from us, but we cannot pretend without paying a heavy price. Confession requires not only the confrontation of our falling short but also the speaking up about our falling down. Confession is not a matter of inflicting a wound upon ourselves. Confession does not hurt us. Instead of hurting us, confession begins a healing process in us. With confession, we are set free and unburdened by speaking about the sins, mistakes, and errors haunting us like ghosts in the night. Confession takes us out of the prison created by our sin. After we confess, we are then free to walk in the Light of God’s love and grace.
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Care Ministries author and webmaster, Rev. Patrick Kelly, is affiliated through
ministerial ordination with Church of God Ministries, Anderson IN