My sin makes me so tired. This weekend I was really feeling the weight of it, and the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Over time this led me to the joy and freedom that comes when we exchange confessing our sins for the grace of Jesus. It is so healing to confess our sins to Jesus, he is always ready to forgive and restore us. It’s also healing to confess our sins to one another. James 5:16 tells us, Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
We don’t do enough confessing in Protestant circles, yet it brings a fresh tidal wave of grace each time we do. While this blog is no substitute for real church community, it does serve as a virtual community of sorts. As a way of experiencing Jesus’s grace with all of you, I want to confess my sins before you. I will write them in the comment section, and I encourage you as a reader to write your own confession in the comment box below mine. You don’t need to write a paragraph like I did, you can jump right into your list if you’d like. (For this post, let’s keep all comments on the blog, not on Facebook) Feel free to put your name or to post anonymously. After you write out your confession, please copy and paste the following Scriptures into your comment as you celebrate all Jesus has done for you:
Psalm 103:12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
Isaiah 1:18 Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
Colossians 1:22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation
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