A point in the sermon yesterday convicted me, and I wanted to share. Many times when we pray to ask God’s forgiveness, we say things like, “If I have done something today,” or, “For all I’ve done to disappoint You,” or something else vague in nature. While we should certainly be sorry and ask forgiveness for things like this, we often gloss over our sins as if they aren’t serious. Which brings me to the point from the sermon.
To truly confess means to name your sin. Tell God what He already knows.
We should be specific when confessing sin, because only then will we truly think about what we’ve done and realize how serious it is. Only then will we truly confess. Only then will we realize what being forgiven really is.