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Unloading the Past (Part 2): An Example of Confession



It’s one thing to know and understand that freedom from guilt and the baggage of the past comes through confession. It is an entirely different thing, though, to put the theory into practice in such a way that the freedom that comes through confession is a practical, daily reality. What does confession look like in practice? Are there any confession formulas or rules that need to be observed? Fortunately, the God who invites us to confess our sins to Him has also given us the practical model from which we can learn exactly how to go about the liberating experience of confession.

Unloading the Past (Part 1): The Assurance of Forgiveness



So many people are prevented from enjoying life to the fullest because they are carrying baggage from the past with them - whether it’s anger, resentment, an unforgiving spirit, hurt or hatred. Unresolved emotional or spiritual matters become baggage that weighs a person down as they travel the journey of life. The strange thing is that baggage attracts baggage. In other words, if one doesn’t make a point of shedding one’s accumulated emotional and spiritual baggage, the likelihood of picking up even more baggage is dramatically increased. The good news is that God’s word contains numerous promises that will enable one to shed one’s accumulated baggage. There is indeed a place of sweet release; a place where the burden of the past is rolled away.