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A couple of weeks ago, I spoke on the ABC’s of connecting with the Lord. I had several folks ask me for a copy the “C” that I described. Here it is.

Confess Your Sins to the Lord Regularly

Many times we don’t trust the Lord because we are not convinced we are worth His while. We don’t feel worthy of His love, so feel too messed up to even ask Him for His help. But that is why Jesus died for us. When I can own my bad and let it go, and move past it by confessing is to God, then I can be free of it!

Romans 3:23, "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."

Rick Warren says, “We all have our falling shorts!” He’s right. None of us is perfect. But David knew what to do about it.

Psalm 32: 5 reads, “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not over up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord — and you forgave the guilt of my sin.’” NIV.

Our unconfessed sin, our resentments, and hurts, the wrongs we’ve done, and the things that have been done to us can collect in our souls and corrode our connection to Christ. And that erodes our trust. But we can dump baggage of guilt and shame we tend to carry around, dump it on God.

 1 John 1:9 tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” It doesn’t say some it says all!

Confession keeps us in real time with God. It is a valuable tool for staying current with the Lord and building trust in Him.

 

 

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