Confession of sin should lead to repentance (turning around) and should be followed by obedience.  Confession of sin, which has no intention of amending one’s ways, is an attempt to use grace as a license to sin.  Confession is meant to be an honest statement of where we are in light of where God’s Word says we are.  It requires both honesty and sincerity.  Confession is meant to take us to new plateaus of growth and formation, new levels of obedience and surrender.  This will result in new freedom and a deepening relationship with our Father.

Holy Spirit, please aid us with Your searching light to keep dealing with the issues about ourselves that You lovingly bring to our attention.  Amen!