Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
James 5:16 NLT
Perhaps one of the greatest illustrations of the power of grace in our lives is when we see grace expressed through the body of Christ. I believe it is one thing to experience God’s grace from God; it is another to experience God’s grace through a fellow believer.
In my years of working with people, I have seen God’s grace expressed through other believers in amazing ways. I have worked with individuals who struggled in silence for years with sins. They would confess to God, repent, and walk away from the sin for a season, only to find themselves back in the sin.
God’s Word gives us another step to take in the process of confession and repentance. James tells us to “confess your sins to each other.” There is power in discovering the grace of God through the family of God.
When we have a trusted Christian leader or friend who is willing to walk with us in grace, we remove much of sin’s power in our lives. Something powerful happens when we experience God’s grace through God’s family.
Holy Spirit, show me the person or persons in my life that can help me overcome my sins by my confession to them. Help me to experience Your grace through Your family.
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