I John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Most of us have the bad habit of making excuses for our sin and our errors. We all struggle with our consciences, with our goal to make peace within our own hearts. In order to gain peace, you may deny what you’ve done, find excuses, or try to wiggle out from under the responsibility and consequences of your wrongdoing. You may work hard to be good” in order to compensate for your mistakes.

Are you doing everything you can to even the score? Until you are ready to confess your faults, you probably won’t  get too far. God holds all of us accountable. You may have spent years constructing ways out of your sins, coming up with excuses, and trying to plea-bargain. But if you’re sincerely seeking spiritual renewal, now is the time to come clean.

It’s time to admit what you know deep down inside to be true: I need the Lord to change me, and forgive me of my sins. By speaking this truth, you stop fighting and admit that you’re wrong. Without confession, there’s no real liberation from your sin. And what a relief it is to finally release the burden of your lies and excuses by admitting them to God. This is the very reason Jesus came.

Point to ponder- Remember Jesus died not because we were good people, but because we’d gone our own way. Come back to the Lord now. When you do confess, you’ll regain internal peace, and your broken spirit will be healed and set free. Happy Monday!

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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