"If we confess our sin, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
Confession. To be perfectly honest, confession is not at the top of my 10 most favorite words list. My flesh prefers words like blessing, power, victory, strength, etc... When I meditate on the word confession my thoughts are forced toward humility, brokenness, and selflessness. My sinful nature doesn't like to go there. But guess what I've discovered? The Holy Spirit that dwells in me--He loves to go there! In fact, He wants me to live there!
Because I know I can rarely trust my own thoughts and perceptions, I am constantly asking the Lord to give me "His" perspective on what is going on in my life. When I do that, EVERYTHING changes! And do you know what else I've discovered? When I ask for His perspective then confession is a very powerful and necessary word in my life. At that point I realize something very mysterious happens. Confession leads to humility, brokenness and selflessness which in turn leads to blessing, power, victory and strength.
Confession. Maybe it should be at the top of my word list after all.