Today’s thoughts come in tandem with my last post. I think that we often just think of confessing our sins to God, which is an absolute must. However when there are certain issues (don’t have a list of them) that is affecting ones walk with God, Spouse, Family, Others there is some freedom, support and healing that can happen when we share the confession of that sin with others. Take a look at this passage:
James 5:16 (New International Version)
16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
We forget often that we are a community of brothers and sisters and that we are called to pray for each other, to support and walk alongside. When we speak of our sin and brokeness with other believers and allow them into our brokeness we are battling the devils grip and hold on is. Things that are kept secret the devil attacks even harder and tries to bring us down.
This last semester in our couples group I have witnessed not only the power of prayer (its healing and encouraging affects) but also confession of sin, struggles, and strongholds. I’ve been reminded so much about how we need to remeber to not just listen but to step and pray for the working of God in others lives.
Seek to be and live in community where prayer, conferssion, and accountability can grow. Give God the glory.