One of the key principles of a lifestyle of holiness and worship is the ability and willingness to confess to sin being present within our lives. This is, of course, not only speaking to matters of habitual sin. This is also referring to occasions wherein we commit any random act of sin as well. Self-examination and reflection is not a segue to a life filled with paranoia, but a conscious decision we must choose to make to align ourselves with the principles for Kingdom living found within the Word of God. We cannot progress within our relationship with God if we commit an offense against Him and attempt to proceed as though we have done no wrong. God sees all and knows all and His desire is for us to come to Him, confess to Him and repent from the sin. It is only then He is able to forgive us for our sinful offenses, cleanse us from all unrighteousness and provide restoration for us (1 Jn. 1:9).
We must remember that all of our actions have consequences and repercussions for all involved, whether directly or indirectly. We can control out thoughts by meditating upon the Word of God. We can control our words by meditating upon the Word of God. We can control our actions by meditating upon the Word of God. Through studying and meditating upon the Word of God, through fasting and prayer, and by the power of the Holy Spirit living within us, we can overcome temptations and continue to conquer sin on a daily basis. However, if by chance we fall short, we have an advocate with the Father in the Person of our Lord Jesus the Christ (1 Jn. 2:1,2).
Jesus Christ made it possible for all of us to have acceptance with the Father through Him. Our Heavenly Father wants us to feel free enough to come to Him whenever we are in trouble because
“…The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou will not despise…” (Ps. 51:17).
Confession is necessary because it is the beginning of the healing process. Confession is always good for the soul…#thinkonthesethings