Confession? Confess to what? It is extremely hard to admit that we are not right all of the time. We like to think we have it all figured out. We are all human, but we all sin and we all must confess those sins to God and ask for His forgiveness.
Confession is one of the basic elements to worship, whether you attend church or not. No one is perfect, and we all mess up daily. God does know all of our sins, but they are not forgiven until we confess our sins to Him and ask for His forgiveness. This is Confession. It is similar to keeping a secret, after a while it starts to gnaw at us. We eventually tell someone and experience a feeling of relief and a huge weight being lifted off our shoulders.
In recovery programs, patients are required to make a list of all their sins, share with a friend and with God. In confession, we are not asked to share with a friend; only God. He already knows our sins, and loves us anyway. Knowing this should lessen the blow. Some may think, “if He already knows, why do I need to confess?” Compare this to the mom who knows who broke the lamp, but wants you to confess what you did. Or, the criminal who gets caught. He may be offered a lighter sentence if he admits to what he did.
We all learn through admitting what we have done wrong. Every day take five minutes to confess your sins to God. This allows you to free up your soul and to be at peace. What a great way to start your day! We need to be honest. It’s something we teach our children from day one, but we still try to hide things. Honesty is the best policy in all we do.
Look in the mirror; be honest with yourself and God. Know that He loves you. Wait for your forgiveness and be at peace.
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
In January, First Baptist Dayton voted to start a clothes closet for those in need. The idea came from Amanda Long, who also agreed to run the closet and serve as its director. The ministry is called “Clothes from Jesus.” We began taking donations in January, and “Clothes from Jesus” opened to provide clothing on February 2. Watch the Facebook page of Clothes from Jesus for details on how you can help or be helped: https://www.facebook.com/Clothes-From-Jesus-by-First-Baptist-Dayton-2025020654446171/. Thanks Amanda for your hard work in making this happen!
Submitted by: Gail Myers
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