"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
1 John 1:9
Have you ever heard someone make an excuse as to why they can't, won't, or didn't do something. Things like go to a doctor, work, or even church. It's easy to make an excuse for something we don't want to do.
The Greek word for "confess" above is homologeo. It means, "to speak to the same thing" that is, to say about sin what God is saying to you about it. Confession involves being truthful, honest, forthright and not excusing yourself either to God or to your own conscience.
If the Father says, "I don't want you to do that or I want you to do this" then respond, "Yes Lord". When Jesus was asked how do we pray He responded with pray like this "thy kingdom come thy will be done" When you pray like this you align your thoughts and actions to the will of heaven. You now don't have to ask the question is this what God wants or am I in His will?
This also prevents us from making excuses as to why we don't, can't or want to do something. True confession leads to His heavenly will on earth.
Pastor Michael Garcia
Overseer and Pastor at First Assembly HOEN