A Truthfilled Afternoon Quickie: Confession of Sin

<Dramatic Entry> The days are long and hot. The kids are on my last nerve. The “reset button” is broken from being pushed too many times. 

🎬It’s time to have a quickie.

Thumbing through my sermon notes, I come across a sign: it’s flashing neon!  (This is a quickie, right?)

The pastor to blame for this observation of truth is named Rod Smith.  Along with his beautiful wife, Rose, Rod is one of my all-time favorite pastors/teachers because he is always able to convey [even the most stark] message with authority! wisdom and HUMOR. 

This particular lesson was about confessing our sins.  FUN, I know!  Seems more like afternoon drudgery…but it’s important, so these confessions must be dealt with. 

Prayer is paramount when confessing your sins. Personally, I have three major glitches when it comes confession: 

  1. Admitting what I did was actually a sin;
  2. Accepting God’s Grace and NOT holding onto huge amounts of regret;
  3. Actually learning from the the sin I am confessing and refraining from repetition. 

Rod listed some [flashing and neon] signs to aid in this confession/elimination excersise: 

Signs you’re not walking in truth:

1. Condemnation and or Pride

2. Constipation (this is part of that humor I mentioned) 

3. Lack of Knowledge of Truth and the Need to Walk in The Truth 

Simply stated, if we mess up, we need to confess and then release [the poo.]

Finally, a bit of biblical wisdom to back up this literary madness:

“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 NIV)

“Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” (‭Psalm‬ ‭86‬:‭11‬ NIV)

Prayer: Father, Thank you for the sacrifice of Your Son, which allows us to quickly repent of our wrongs! I pray we are always prompted to confession so we are not stuck in a traffic jam of sin.  Guide us and strengthen our hearts towards your light.  In Jesus’ Name, AMEN

So Very Blessed to share,

Greta 

 

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