July 21 – Vignettes on Prayer

We have been talking about confession a form of prayer. An analogy on this aspect of prayer is this. In marriage when we offend our spouse by an unkind word or action what it needed is to restore communication and fellowship is not another marriage but simply reconciliation by means of asking for forgiveness and being reconciled. So when we sin we need to confess our failure to God and receive His forgiveness for a particular sin and communication and fellowship with Him will be restored. One thing to note we do not have to confess all our past sin those were looked after when we came to Christ. Just the one that has disturbed and broken our fellowship with God. This is such an exciting concept. One moment we are in a broken relationship and the next moment it has been restored. The secret is receiving and keeping His forgiveness.