Confess Your Faults One To Another: Steps Five, Six, Seven

Confess Your Faults One To Another: Steps Five, Six, Seven by Randolph Jason for Gospel News Network

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance–that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” ~ Herbert Spencer

It’s amazing what happens when we pray, invite the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ to sit with us, guide us and direct our thoughts and actions. When we do this, especially with another person, the impact on our lives can not be described. When we do this and we add confession of trespasses, inequities and sins to the conversation, WOW!, we experience Peace Beyond Understanding.

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. ~ James 5:16 KJB

It can not be described, it can not told to another person what happens. The only thing a person can say about it is – it’s real, it happens and you, too, can experience it. It is very simple, but parts of it may not be easy, but what a person does to have this experience is very, very simple.

The Four Principles listed above are the cornerstone to experiencing Peace Beyond Understanding. Will anyone ever do it perfectly – absolutely not. However, we should all strive for perfection.

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In the next Steps we find Confession. Some people will argue there is “no formula” to getting close to God and having a very deep, meaningful, life-long relationship with Jesus Christ. We disagree. We have been working our way through one of the formulas that exist in making it so. Once a person opens their heart, clears their mind and prepares the table for the feast with Jesus Christ they are ready to have a meaningful, life-lone relationship with Him.

These are the next Steps that worked for me. This may not work for you. This formula may be too “old fashioned” or an idea you don’t believe will work. If that’s the case…

  1. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  2. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  3. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

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