Love is such a beautiful blessing! When we are loved by a person it makes us feel so special, beautiful, valuable, precious and confident. Imagine accepting the most powerful Love there is (Love from God)…it motivates us to feel awesome all the time.
Forgiveness builds Trust. Building our relationship with God is built on His Love and Faithfulness and our knowledge of who He is and the Trust that comes from knowing Him. But we get a deeper Trust in experiencing His Forgiveness. We know that no matter what wrong we do, we are forgiven – all we need to do is talk to God about it and be penitent.
When we have a relationship with God, we can trust He has our interest at Heart, and will do anything to treat us as if we are blameless. He is slow to anger and abounding in Love. He’s always ready to listen and reassure us that He loves us. He has the power to even forget our wrong-doing…He can choose to do this because of His flawless Forgiveness. We can find freedom and peace in His Love, we can rest in His Sanctuary through prayers and be rejuvenated in our relationship with Him. It’s like going to someone whom we hurt and telling them we are sorry, because we trust that they will forgive us and treat you as if we did nothing wrong. If our confession is sincere, and we do it because we want to change, God will lovingly help us.
It’s easy to think we do not need to ask for forgiveness once we accept we are a Believer. Another reason to not have a strong conviction about asking for forgiveness could be because we know God knows everything we do. Yes, God knows all we do, and knows our secret sins – but going to Him helps us to repent of these sins. Although going to God in the “space” of Forgiveness and Love pleases Him, when we go to Him He wants us to go to Him for our benefit. He wants us to recall the Forgiveness we will experience, firsthand. Jesus, our High Priest and Savior is at the forefront of God’s mind when we go before God and pray for Forgiveness. Jesus is still interceding for us, according to the Scriptures. This is why we pray “In Jesus Name”. (Hebrews 7:25 “Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.”), and (Romans 8:34 “Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”). God will keep His promise and do what is right, He will purify us from all wrong-doing because of the Sacrifice of Jesus, and because He loves us so much! (1 John 1:19 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”).
Our confession also helps us, because God knows we get to hear ourselves talk to Him and we get to understand our sins and His Righteousness deeper. The confession we hear also helps to heal our human spirit, because words are powerful…hearing ourselves telling God how much we are sorry does wonders to our broken heart! (Psalm 51:17 “True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, God, you will not despise.”). Confession also bonds us with the pain God must feel over our sins. We get to be with Him face to face, ready to be Forgiven and cleansed. We pour out all the sins verbally and get filled up with the goodness of Forgiveness and Love – with a sense of replenishment. (Ephesians 4:30). And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live.”); and (Genesis 6:6 “And the LORD regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.”).
Confession also helps us leave all that we did at His Throne, at the feet of Jesus – where Humility is experienced. Our remorse over our sins it what plant seeds of Humility and the depth of God’s Grace in our hearts. We get up from prayer, feeling renewed, cleansed, humbled and refreshed…but most of all we grow in the understanding of God’s Mercy, His Love…And this build an intense Trust in Him. Confession allow us to give our hearts to God and allow His Grace to touch our heart and move us towards Repentance. As the Scripture in (Romans 2:4 “Or do you despise the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?).
Confession is the first step towards receiving God’s Righteousness. Through confession we are in touch with the part of us that God will work on to bring about repentance and turn our weaknesses to strengths. Not only that, the more He helps us repent, the more He reveals other sins in us that were hidden by Satan. Satan is an adversary against confession and repentance; Satan wants us remain blind to our sins and not sorrowful. So we remain in the dark and unable to have a deep conviction about sin, personal righteousness and repentance. When we confess our sins we come into the Light and God helps us see our sins more, so we have a better and clearer angle. When we walk in Light through confession it’s hard for Satan to deceive us by concealing our sins in the darkness of our hearts.
We also go to God because we Revere (deeply Respect) Him. This Holy Fear of God keeps us in touch with His Power, Authority and Sovereignty as “The GOD over everything in our lives”. We learn to give Him Glory at the Throne of Forgiveness, visiting Him on a daily basis. When we think about Him and pray supplication, thanksgiving and praises… we reminisce His Greatness, Kindness, Forbearance and Love. When we hear ourselves give thanks to God, we are reminded afresh of His Goodness and Glory! This builds our Love, Faith and help us Trust God more and more, because we know His Character intimately. And when we Trust God deeply this purifies our hearts and gives us peace and an inexpressible joy and confidence. We grow in the knowledge of God and learn how to Love others as God has loved us and keep loving us. We Trust in God’s Unfailing Love and make it become how we too Love others.
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all..
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in you. 10Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the LORD, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you-even Jesus.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings”
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.