First, We Confess

First, We Confess

Daily, personal confession directly impacts our ability to give and receive forgiveness in our relationships with others. After examining our own hearts, we need to ask God to reveal what He sees in us. Confessing what He reveals brings forgiveness, and results in renewed humility and God-confidence. As we follow through by making amends, apologizing to those we have wronged, and changing our behavior toward them, our relationships and our leadership are transformed by God’s grace.

But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.—Psalm 19:12-13

Prayer: Lord, we want our lives and leadership to reflect Your transforming grace. Search our hearts today. Show us what stands in the way of our leading like Jesus—in our marriages and families, at work and at church, and in our relationships with others. Forgive us. Show us how to make amends. We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.