A Clean Heart for a Fresh Start
Those who know Christ personally may still stumble and make mistakes in their Christian life. When we sin, what should we do?
"But if we confess our sins to God, He can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away." 1 John 1:9
What is Confession?
Confession basically means "to agree with God," to say the same thing as God. When I confess my sin, it means two things:
Confession also involves repentance, which means to take action and turn from our sin and wrong attitudes or actions, and humbly trust in Gods power over temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13).
When you begin your relationship with God through Jesus Christ, you begin a lifelong and eternal friendship. Like any friendship, honesty is very important. That is why confession is so vital. It says to God that you value your relationship, and you deeply respect Him for who He is the One who created you and gave His life to save you. Practice being honest with God every day and agreeing with Him when you have made a mistake.