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Many years ago I became a follower of Jesus / Yeshua. Like many other folks I carried in my "baggage". Now mind you, I was a fairly "good person", but good is not faultless.
Early one morning as I was waiting for my second bus on the way to work, I was thinking over Ps 32:5 which says,
I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD' and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
As I thought about that scripture I decided to do just that - acknowledge my sin. Every little thing I could think of I spoke out. Things like, "I spoke harshly to so-and-so", "I lusted after this female", "I told this 'white lie' to cover up a mistake, "I didn't return that pencil", "I was cussing like a sailor when no one could hear me", "I didn't trust the LORD to handle that situation", and so on.
The more I confessed, the more I thought of. The more I thought of, the more I confessed. This went on for about 5 minutes. By the time it was over I felt like a major weight had been lifted off of me and I began to Praise the LORD openly. (No one else was there - it was about 5:20 in the morning. Plenty of privacy.)
That moment changed my life. I now understood the value of just being open and straight with the LORD and calling sin SIN. And I was ALREADY a cleansed, believer in Jesus / Yeshua.
Perhaps it is time for YOU to submit YOUR will to Jesus / Yeshua, confess your sin (any area or action/inaction or thought that was outside of and contrary to HIS will, including willful ignorance of His will ). He promises that He will forgive your GUILT. He'll wash away your sin and free you to get to know and love Him. That's a great deal, don't you think? Take it now!