“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test my thoughts. Point out anything in me that makes you sad, and lead me along the path of everlasting life” Psalm 139:23-24
Confession of sin is necessary for fellowship with God and revival among God’s people. The root meaning of the word “confess” is “to say the same as.” Confession, then, is agreeing with God about your sin.
If you click on the Related Article below, you will find a series of questions to help you think through areas of your life that need cleansing. As you read these questions and are convicted of sin, confess at once to God. Then you can claim His cleansing and forgiveness.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” 1 John 1:9
Be sure to name your sin to God. You could say, “Lord, I have not put You first in my plans” or “I have neglected Your Word and prayer” or “I was impatient with my spouse this morning.” Do not make the least excuse for sin of any kind in your life. Proverbs 28:13 says,
“He (or she) who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”
You may wish to write down the specific sins that come to mind as you read the questions. Then when you are finished confessing, tear the paper into bits and throw it away as a reminder that God does indeed cleanse you from “all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9b). Embrace the promise of Psalm 102:12,
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
Personal revival begins today – if you desire. Begin your personal revival today.
Father, You are holy and want us to live holy lives. As You know, Lord, we so often rationalize actions and attitudes. I ask, Father, that each person who reads this devotional will take the time to go through the questions and allow You to point out anything that displeases You, then confess it and allow You to fill them with the Holy Spirit. Amen.
by Katherine Kehler
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