James 5:16 (NLT)
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
How long do you go before you confess? Do you want to “do the right thing, like the Pharisees, or become the kind of person who naturally does the right thing because they want to do it, like Jesus? Confession is an important way to discover your soul. When you confess, you give up splitting the self—sin always splits the self (soul) to some degree. We become fractured people and begin engaging in a charade of righteousness and default to ordinary living. Revival only comes with confession—the breaking of the hinderances. The charade needs to be left on the floor. Maybe we need to start our worship services by saying, ‘Hi, I’m (your name here). I am a recovering sinner!” Confession must go on in the depths of our relationships. How much time goes into convincing ourselves and others that things are OK? We need to realize that apart from God we are a mess.” Let us confess to and pray for one another. Then watch the powerful results.