In S3E4 of the SheRecovery Podcast, you'll hear from Crystal Renaud Day along with her mom and special guest Gina Renaud as they walk through 90 Days to Wholeness™ recovery devotional in our Whole New Year series. In this week’s episode, Crystal and Gina begin their discussion on the second recovery step outlined in the devotional: Confession.
The biblical definition of confession is the acknowledging or confessing of sins before God.
The first step in confession is realizing what sin is, how you may have inadvertently got there, and how to get right with God. One of the ways to recognize sin is that as you continue doing wrong things, they escalate to uncontrollable urges or impulses and unhealthy practices. What we do is planting seeds and nurturing them by continuing these behaviors. You don’t realize what’s been planted in your soul until you start producing fruit. By now you are seeing the negative results, feeling dirty, sad, shameful, secretive maybe even experiencing sickness in your mind and body.
So, now comes the Good News about Confession. Acknowledging and confessing our sins (our wrong doings) to God opens the door to the process of cleansing. A release from the baggage weighing you down.
Every human whether committing sexual sins or not needs to confess their sins. Everyone accepting God will start a sanctification process, a new way of life. Yours may look different initially because of the nature of your sins, but take heart. Once you confess your personal sins to God and ask forgiveness for them, you are restored to perfect fellowship and communion with Him.
Be specific in your confession, but don’t beat yourself up. Acknowledge what you’ve done. God knows and He is ready to receive you.
Confess to others (like your SheRecovery meeting). Hearing yourself own up to moral failure to other safe people is a good foundation to keep you from making excuses about why you have sinned.
As long as you are alive on this earth, you will have sin. If you should slip up, stop and confess your sin to God. Do not allow the enemy to lie to you and cause shame. God does not shame, He merely reveals, so you can confess and start over. He will strengthen you.
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