Just Say the Words
Tue, 05 May 2009 - 11:09 PM CST
Are you looking for true freedom today? When you lie in your bed at night, with just the sound of your own heart beating standing between the illusion of whoothers "think" you are and the reality of the "you" God knows all about - are you longing for the doorway to freedom? Sometimes its best to, "Just Say The Words."
Freedom found through confession of heart, by way of the spoken word, transports a soul once bound in the dark room of Satan's stronghold to the grand Cathedral of God's purifying light.
Sound complicated? In short, the spoken confession of life's dark secrets brings you out of darkness and into the light.
The enemy abides in darkness and God is light. Quietness and secrecy regarding our hidden sins and bad choices hold us prisoner to the false belief that we have it under wraps - neatly packaged. There is no need to air your "dirty laundry." If you do, people won't love you! This is the lie of the enemy who blocks the door of freedom labeled, "Confession."
"You and I have it all under control," whispers the Prince of life's dark places.
However, God urges us to confess our sins. Is He simply asking us to become chatter bugs and humiliate ourselves by speaking the unspeakable? Of course not. God knows that the secrets buried deep within our personal closets are cancerous and destined to destroy us unless we find the courage to confess those secret sins, turn one hundred and eighty degrees, and walk through the door to freedom.
In sharing my own past of childhood physical and sexual abuse, as well as my walk out of homosexuality and eventual healing from AIDS, I certainly understand fear associated with bringing the things buried deep to the surface. However, I can assure you that the freedom waiting just around the corner of confession is like the first deep breath after being trapped under water, moments from drowning.
Within the world of principalities and powers, saying the words, and unearthing the dark places is one of life's greatest miracles.
I would encourage you to take the time to look deep today. Examine daily what is buried in the recesses of your heart and mind, remembering His Word is true, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness"(1 John 1:9, NIV).
So today, whatever your secret places hold, "Just say the words." The blues will be bluer, the sunshine will rest soft and bright around you, and the miracle of freedom you have longed for will wait just beyond the door of Sweet Confession.
Danny Wallace is head of Danny Wallace Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. His autobiography entitled, MASKquerade: The Autobiography of Danny Wallace, is being made into a major motion picture. He is a speaker and currently regarded as one of the leading authorities on homosexuality as it affects the church today. Visit dannywallace.org for more information on this ministry, the man and the story.
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