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To Confess or Not to Confess - Saturday's Dose - 21st April 2012

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Saturday's Dose - 21st April 2012


To Confess or Not to Confess


"He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and
renounces them finds mercy." - Proverbs 28:13 (NIV).
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. - Matthew 6:6 (KJV)


Of the two kinds of sinners in Jesus' day, whom did he prefer to mix
with?


The honest ones. They were the only ones he could help. As The Living
Bible puts today's text, "A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can
never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets
another chance."


Confession is also a fundamental way to healing—physical as well as
emotional and spiritual. James said, "Confess your sins and faults to
one another, and pray for each other so you will be healed." - James
5:16.


As the medics tell us, many of our physical ills are either caused or
greatly aggravated by unresolved inner problems as a result of
impaired relationships, guilt, anger, resentment, bitterness, hurt,
grief, worry, anxiety and other super-charged repressed negative
emotions.


Very often these are the things that make us sick. Literally.
Confessing them, getting them off our chest, and emptying out these
feelings clears the way for the healing of many ills. So, in many
ways some healing at least is a choice. To confess or not to confess?
That's the choice, as that's the way to healing.


Prayer: "Our Forgiving and Loving Father, give me the courage to
confess all of my sins, failures, weaknesses, shortcomings and any
super-charged repressed negative emotions, and wherever possible, put
right every wrong that I have done. And help me to be a non-
judgmental, non-preachy person to whom others feel safe to confess
their sins and failures. Thank you for hearing and answering my
prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Mighty Name I Pray, Amen."


Have a Blessed Saturday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team

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