Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. - James 5:16 NIVThose thoughts that you dont talk about to anyone else, the things you do behind closed doors (because no one can see you), the stuff you hide from others, I have started to realize.
That is the sort of stuff God meant us to share. He actually wants us to tell others about the dirt that we hide under our bed, and in the darkest corners of our cupboards.
I coulnt understand that at first. Why? Why would God want to disgrace me in front of friends? Why would He ask me to do open myself up? What if they laughed at me? What if they realized how sinful I was, and they turned their backs on me?
When we speak stuff out, we get stuff out of our system. The thoughts in our heads crystalize and become actual spoken words. And prayer? Prayer is the strength by with we live, and God says ( in the above verse) that if we not only pray for our own problems but also let other people know and have them pray for us, that we will be healed.
We will be healed.
Open and vulnerable.
Join me, as I purposefully find someone I can trust, and open my heart to them, and confess the stuff I would rather hide.