Thursday, March 31, 2011

Confessing Your Sins

Exposing your sins to the light helps get rid of them.  Light exposes darkness.  Hiding them and not telling anyone about them...wrestling them on your own...isn't the way God intended it to be. 

He gave us others to help us in this walk down here on earth.  The body of believers are for our good.  God works through other believers. 

Ken and I have found the more we confess our sins to each other, pray for each other,  and hold each other accountable, the happier we are because we are becoming more like Christ.  GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT!!! 

So if you have some sin in your life and you want to conquer it, tell someone.  Someone you can trust to pray for you and challenge you to stop.  Just knowing someone is going to hold you accountable and ask you about it, is huge.  God never meant for us to go it alone.  He works through His people.  Use them...He wants us to.  Actually, He commands us to because He knows we need it.

We had a young man stay with us a few days ago.  His name is Clay.  He is a godly man.  He loves to quote scripture and he said that he hides God's Word in his heart so that he would not sin against Him {God}.  He is joyful, loves others, and loves God.  He was a pleasure to have stay with us.  The fruit of his life is evident as he follows Jesus closely.

So deal with your sin by confessing it to others and hiding God's Word in your heart.  Don't let the enemy have the upper hand.  We are in a battle down here.  We already know Who has won but don't give the enemy even a foothold in your life.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 5:16

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee
Psalm 119:11