Your difficulties, your failures, your sins … with whom have you shared? Who has helped you on your spiritual journey?
I have realized the importance of having people to accompany us in our life with Christ. We cannot walk alone, because together we can grow and learn more about our Father and his principles revealed in the Word. I would like to talk to you a little about this!
Have someone accompany you
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”Hebrews 10: 24-25
The Bible makes it very clear to us the importance of having fellowship with our brothers and encouraging one another.
We all know that a spiritual journey is far from easy. Every day we have struggles, problems, difficulties and sadness that we carry. We are human beings with our limitations; unable to account for all of our problems.
We are often ashamed to confess our sins, to open up any difficulties. We are afraid or even think we don’t need to. However, it is extremely necessary that we understand the need to open our hearts, as this generates growth.
“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.”James 5:16
We need to understand that we don’t have the strength to handle all things alone. We need the help of the Lord and our brothers, so that we do not enter a vicious cycle where we make mistakes, but we do not take action to change, we do not ask for help and that gets in the way in a huge way.
Confession is important
“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.”Psalms 51: 3-7
Above all, the most important thing is to acknowledge our failures before the Lord, for He is the only one who has the power to heal, purify, transform and save. Make confession a habit, pour yourself out every day in the presence of the Lord and break down. Ask Him to put genuine repentance in your heart for your failures.
The Bible tells us that when we confess our sin to the Lord, we receive forgiveness. And in the new covenant, in Christ, the bar is raised and we are taught to confess to God, but also to our brethren, because that way, we are healed.
Jesus talks a lot about sin that is practiced in the mind, without necessarily violating externally or visibly a commandment from God. For example, adultery in the heart or impure and dishonest desires, even if they are not externalized in some practical attitude, are already sins. In this way, when we confess, the sin that was in darkness, which was not known, is brought to light. Satan will not accuse us of what is known, he accuses us of what we hide and try to put aside.
Look for someone you trust, who has a life deep in the Word and who seeks the Lord above all things, so that he can help you in this journey. don’t let your comfort zone keep you from the Lord’s ways.
Grace and peace.
Lord teach me on how to confess because i may think am walking in the right but it could be the wrong way.Amen.thank you for such enouragement.you have helped me to grow spiritully.
Thank you 💛
Thank you !! For sharing that, we were never designed to do life alone. In my experience there is tremendous power in sharing struggles with someone you trust!!!
A very telling and encouraging message.
I must confess that l.have reservation about confessing to others as persons sometimes tend to to use the very matter against you in a personal vendetta . But as you said in the article that satan will not accuse anyone of what is already known but of what we hide and what is not known.
That maybe true but I believe that Jesus blood is able to purge us of our life of sin. For in Him we are complete
Yes it’s very important to share your troubles with someone who believes in God and who we can trust. But finally we are self responsible for our actions and our lives.
You got to walk that lonesome valley you to walk it by yourself. An gospel song.
Thank you for taking your time to share one of the hardest parts I find in sharing my own understandings and receiving open hearts in return. I admit my sins are of a carnal nature, mostly my sober mindedness that I’ve spent 20 years learning what it means that a strong drink can sometimes be a good thing. Also not getting upset with the new wine is quite a parable while not being one at the same time as usual our Father will give us two points of vary for the maintaining of some balance if we begin to stumble. I sometimes feel perhaps I have a wide step or question if that comes with wisdom as I find the wise are slow to speak but also are those with opposing views fearful of reconcilation I assume. I maybe need bridle my own words more, I just posted a comment as long as the blog, but I’m grateful for your fellowship.
This is super deep for me. I literally took every single word in. I’m learning, I learned a lot, I’m listening, I heard a lot, I’m seeing and I seen a lot. I love that I get to grow my relationship with God and get very intimate.
Yea that’s real true
Thanks for the true word I needed it
Amen. Thank you for your encouraging words today and reminder.
Wow, this is quite awesome, thanks a lot. The Lord bless you with more insight into Scriptures🤗
Thank for the word of God this morning everyone needs a mentors to follows
Amen this is powerful. Genuine repentance. Halleluyah
Thank you for the word of today.
Thank you brother Leo for your encouraging message. It helps me in my spiritual journey to God.