DAY 15 The Power of Personal Confession
Ever feel like you are praying for a grand thing like national revival and awakening and yet feel like you are not connecting with God? Prayer requires clear lines of communication and sometimes we are trying to talk to God while He is trying to talk to us. Nothing fouls up communication with God like unconfessed sin. The longer I walk with God the more in tune I have become with the need to make daily confession in His presence and if need be with my friend or spouse. Agreement is a source of real authority with God in prayer. We come into agreement first with God in our own hearts before we align with Him for His purposes in the earth.
How do you get in agreement with God? Well, first you must respond to all the Light He gives you about you (see 1John 1:5-7). Then make personal confession to God. Confession, simply put, is to say out loud what God already knows. When you come to God and in His Light you may see yourself (your flaws, faults, sins). So confess what you see to Him. Thank Him for the fact that what you have confessed He has already forgiven. Thank Him for His work to cleanse you from its effect and power in your life, and rejoice in your forgiveness. Now your soul cannot condemn you, and your adversary the devil has no room to weaken you. You are ready to ask great things!
We are asking God for great things when we pray for a national awakening and global revival. Ordinary men like Elijah have asked God for extraordinary things (James 5:17) and had great impact and authority, but it was no accident that they had authority with God. In agreement with God, abiding in His light, let us ask for great things.
- Father, grace Your Church to receive the power of conviction by the Holy Spirit.
- Father, we confess that we as a nation have gone astray from you holy Word. Revive Your Church with Your holy fire. Restore the voice of holy prophets to the land.
- Father, as we align our hearts with Yours, grant us personal revelation of Your great plans for a national great awakening so we may pray in accord with Your will.
By Pastor Guy C. Carey