I taught a course on prayer for the “Christ For the Nations Ministry” every semester for about three years at the Oral Roberts University. I shared with the students the Twelve Action Steps to Prayer, and when we discussed step three—confession—most of them would ask, “Shouldn’t we start with confession?” I would answer, “If you did, you wouldn’t know what you should confess.”
Most of us have been taught that confession means bringing up our past sins and feeling remorse. The heart of confession, however, is agreeing with God about what He says to you and about you. When you enter God’s presence with adoration, He shines His light on places in your life you thought He knew nothing about, bringing things into the open. God says to us, in effect, “I don’t want you to condemn yourself; I want you to tell Me I’m right. Am I right? Is it sin? If it is, then you must agree with Me that it is wrong and stop doing it.”
Confession takes place when God points out something in your life and says, “Get rid of that,” or “You know you shouldn’t have done that,” or “That’s sin,” and you say, “Yes, God, You’re right. I won’t do that any longer.” Then you put your trust in Him to forgive you and enable you to walk by the Spirit.
“Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature” (Galatians 5:16).
When the Holy Spirit shows you something in your life that is not right, you are to agree with Him. That is the heart of confession.(CREDIT: Daily Power & Prayer Devotion by Dr. Myles Munroe)
PRAYERS & FAITH CONFESSIONS
Father, I want to see myself as You see me. Please reveal where I have sinned against You so that I can make true confession before You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Confession means agreeing with God about what He says to you and about you.
SHALOM AND LIFE TO YOU. MAY YOU WALK IN THE RESURRECTION POWER OF JESUS.
THEME FOR 2018
(THE UNCHANGING GOD IN CHANGING TIMES)
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