We learned yesterday about the first step in the solution of being cleansed of our lying lips by the power of the Holy Spirit and the forgiveness of sin found by faith placed in Jesus Christ. Now that we have confessed that known sin to God in agreement with Him of the seriousness of the offense, we should pursue the next step in the process by confessing our sin to a trusted friend or advisor. Confessing our sins to each other accomplishes a few different things. (1) If we have sinned against an individual, we must ask him or her to forgive us, (2) If our sin has affected the Church, we must confess it publicly, (3) If we need loving support as we struggle with a sin (such as lying), we confess that sin to those that are able to lend support, and (4) If after confessing a private sin to God, we still don’t feel His forgiveness, we may confess that sin to another believer and hear them assure us of God’s pardon based on His Word. What a merciful God we serve!
1. What is your next step of surrender today?
2. Are there any sins you need to confess to another? Is there anything from your life that you need to remove?
Challenge: Start a written list of the things you want to confess to the Lord. Follow up that with a list of things you will pray for strength to remove and remove them. Take those things on your list and now confess them to a trusted friend/advisor. Watch as God works.