Romans 10:9 NKJV
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
The most important confession that I have made with my mouth is that I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, who came to earth, died for my sins, and rose again (He is alive). I believe in God, the Father, Jesus, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. If I had not made these confessions then I would not have been on a journey to my final destination (heaven). I thank God, He accepted my confessions and allowed me to be a part of the family of Christ Jesus.
I hope you will also make your confession today. There is no greater treasure to be found than becoming a child of God, once again.
It is so amazing how God works things out for me (and others) when I confess my feelings to Him. He NEVER turns away from me. Everything about me (and you) is important to Him. THANK YOU DADDY, for working out all things for my good. You know that I love you dearly. Thank You for accepting my love (my heart), my praise, and my worship.
Don’t be afraid to express Your feelings to God. Even though He already knows your thoughts, He truly appreciates when we use our mouth to confess our sins, emotions, joy , etc. to Him. DO NOT FORGET THAT HE IS SOMEONE WHO LOVES YOU AND ME UNCONDITIONALLY, no matter our circumstances.
P.S. Even if things sometimes doesn’t change, it does not mean that God did not hear me or heard but chose not to do anything and let me rot in hell…no, it’s because He cares so much for me and he is working out all things for my good. NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER (read Isaiah 54:17).
Recently, there are many things that are making me feel sad. The acts of violence occurring in the world and the inflexibility of people, even though their environment is constantly changing. This sadness makes me feel powerless. No money or power can erase this sadness. It cannot be erased by others or by me. ONLY GOD CAN ERASE MY SADNESS.
When I confess my feelings of sadness to GOD (whether I am consciously or unconsciously aware of the source), I am giving Him authority to erase the sadness from my life. The violence and inflexibility of others may remain the same (because He has the world in His hands and everything in His plans have to come to fruition) but my reaction will change. When the feelings of sadness arise, I will confess and pray to God for Him to take control of the situation. He has more power to help others than I will ever be able to do. He will supply the financial need and/or a supportive environment where it is needed. So I will pray; that is where my power lies…I am not powerless, after all.
From an early age I realized it made no sense to lie to my parents, especially to my mother. My mom had a special relationship with the Holy Spirit wherein she would know things before I even told her…see why it made no sense to lie. This is similar to my relationship with God…since He already knows my thoughts before I am even aware of them (hence, my actions as well) then it made no sense to me to lie or hide things from Him. For me, a lie is a lie (there is no black or white). Even if I told a lie, consciously or unconsciously, to not hurt someone or to get myself out of an unfavorable situation, or even get myself into a favorable situation, it is still a lie and I have to confess it to God. He is so merciful that He will deliver me out of a situation even if I was not 100% honest…maybe because He knows my heart, which pleases Him (I am reminded of King David, here).
My confessions are not only lies but also when I feel tired or hurt while I wait for Him to do something favorable in my life. I try my best not to hide my feelings from Him. If I am unable to express them with words, I cry. I also have a playlist with songs that expresses how I feel beautifully (Thank You, God, for inspiring these artists). For example, MercyMe’s Even If, which tells God even if He should change is mind (which I believe He doesn’t since He knew what I was going to do before I existed) or delays His deliverance, or takes longer in fulfilling His promises to me, I will still place my hope in Him. Another song is by Hillary Scott and The Scott Family Thy Will…this tells Him, even though things haven’t gone the way I had hoped as I am being obedient to You, let Your will be done in my life. Then there is the song that describes my emotions as I am hanging by a thread…Worn by Tenth Avenue North…the title explains it all.
A confession to God alleviates my stress levels and allows me to sleep peacefully at nights. I know it will do the same for you. You and I will be healthier with daily confessions. Therefore, a daily confession to God is not only good for the soul but also your physical and emotional well-being.
The Constant in the Inconsistencies: Everyday I wake up to new challenges, fears, choices, decisions, etc… Basically, a life filled with inconsistencies…I have to get used to the frequent weather changes (due to our changing climate), losing friends and opening myself to befriend new people, switching jobs or becoming unemployed, being financially stable to needing financial assistance, being a giver to becoming a receiver, being healthy to having frequent health issues, emotionally stable to becoming too emotional…
However, there is a constant in all these inconsistencies; God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. God’s word will not return to Him void; hence, I can believe He will fulfill His promises to me. He will finish what He has started in my life. Jesus died so that I can become a child of God, again. He promised to always intercede on my behalf to God, our Father. The Holy Spirit is always here to comfort me and guide me everyday. This constant makes me feel at peace, balanced, and allows me to stay afloat in the ocean deep. With this constant, I can courageously face the inconsistencies of each new day.
Maintenance System: Ephesians 6: 18 (NKJV) “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
In the natural world, to have the best use of your armor and or weapon, you must keep it in good working condition; hence regular upkeep is needed. This is also the case in the spiritual realm. I have to make sure that my armor (helmet of salvation, sword of the Spirit, truth for my waist, gospel of peace for my feet, breastplate of righteousness, and shield of faith) is kept in good condition at all times. To ensure this, I must pray without ceasing (not only for myself but also for others), be watchful (particularly that I do not get in God’s way; e.g., disobedience) and patient, as I make my requests to God with all humility.
With my maintenance system in place, I am READY and SET…patiently waiting for GO!
Sword of the Spirit: Ephesians 6:17 (NKJV) “and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
The sword of the Spirit is the greatest and most effective weapon to have in our possession (perfect record). It was the only weapon Jesus used against the evil one. Therefore, it is the weapon I use on a continuous basis to keep my sanity, my faith, my peace, and most of all to keep me from temptation.