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Confessing My Sin


James 5:6
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. 


There comes a time in each's life we need to confess an offense......
Our offense. 
Maybe it's something that was said.....
An action.....
A thought.....
Or it could be all of the above. 

When our thoughts become our words which in turn become an action. 
We can justify our sin by our anger, hurt feelings,protectiveness and fear. 
We can claim that because of another's actions we have the right to spew ugliness into that person's life. 
We can make ourselves believe that we are in the "right" because of the "wrong" by another. 
We shout from the roof tops it is because we love the other person what we speak into their lives is on target. 

Love is not ugly......
Love is not controlling.....
It is not an eye for an eye.....
It is not cold.....
It is truth with compassion and grace. 
It is forgiveness.

Watching a loved one make decisions that will end in pain is heart wrenching......
When we can see the bigger picture that they can not.
Our tactics become one of war on a battle field. 
Fighting to keep them in the confounds of safety.....
The safety of God's will. 

Today I will confess my sin as a mom who has charged the battle field with fleshy emotion....
 With anger.....
An indifference to all involved....
Playing the blame game and pointing fingers. 
Fearful of the outcome.....
Confessing disaster instead of victory....
Trying to control the outcome. 

I could list every reason why I have done and said the things I have said but I will not.....
It serves no purpose.  
Instead I will admit to my sin and ask for forgiveness.
 I will show the love of Christ.....
And bridle my tongue. 
My words will become once again, ones of encouragement and grace.....
Not fear and anger. 

Ephesians 6:12
 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 


It is very easy to fall into the flesh when we allow our emotions to over take our thought process. 
When we take our eyes off of Jesus for a split second, we fall into the trap of the enemy. 
I did.......
I looked to the situation and fell in fear and anger.
The sad part of this all.....
I know how to battle in the spirit and I allowed circumstances and situations to hinder my war cry. 
~Forgive me Lord~

Confessing My Sin.........

xoxoxo
Stacey

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness

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  1. Been there, done that! So thankful for grace, mercy, unconditional love~

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    1. Me to Kris! Where would we be without his grace, mercy and unconditional love? Giving him all the praise today and every day!!

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