#9: Failing to Confess Sins
I just don’t hear people talk about confession much any more. (Not like the priest/booth thing…the confess your sins while praying thing). And honestly, I’m not sure how good my confession prayers really are. I think I’m going to do a major series on confession later in 08 at Connexus.
Confession is so raw..so scary. It means we stand naked, exposed before God for who we really are. The Bible even says we should confess our sins to each other. No wonder we duck it. It’s easier to justify behaviour, blame others, play the victim or just limp along and try again tomorrow. Confession takes us into the jaws of our own shortcomings.
But it also takes us into the arms of God’s mercy. Because when we see ourselves for who we really are, we also see God better for who He really is. And He is merciful….deeply kind and able to love us into change.
What would we Christians be like if we really, deeply confessed our sins? What would change? How would we be different?
Confession. Maybe becoming real with God about who we really are is one of the best catalysts to change we’ve got.
How’s your confessional life?