Sunday, February 8, 2009

Power of Confession

Shame CycleIt is still amazing when the sermon matches up to the lesson planned. On the right bar and four widgets down are the latest sermons from Pastor Alan. If you missed it this Sunday, his break down of Psalm 51 is a great supplement to our discussion from today. His sermon was entitled, "Restoring Your Joy."

Today's topic was about bringing things out of the darkness and into the light. For our online notes, I have called it the "Power of Confession." Even though that is technically right, it is more than we commonly consider with confession. We are not only confessing sin, but we are bringing to light the underlying lies that have allowed the sin to grow.

We need to help our children with this as well. As we went through Shepherding a Child's Heart, we learned that every behavior is generated from the a heart belief. Just suppressing behavior does not get at heart issues. Psalm 139 talks about how we are completely known by God and how He is always with us. We are known completely and loved completely. Out of that assurance we can boldly ask our Heavenly Father to see if there be any offensive ways in us. He wants us healed more than we want healing. Trusting in His love and coming humbly to Him will open doors to allow us to find true healing.

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