Having a Confidant

Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. -James 5:16 (AMPC)

One of the things people who have spent any time in a twelve step fellowship will tell you is that it is necessary to have someone to confide in. Many call them sponsors; others use other terms. The label that applies in any instance is "confidant." What is clear from Scripture is that, no matter what the term you use, it is imperative to have someone (or perhaps several) people that you can frankly discuss what is going on in your life. We need to make confession to each other, not in some Catholic sense-- where one expects forgiveness to be dispensed from some human agent, but rather to utilize fellow believers, acting as channels for the Holy Spirit to impart His will in our lives. One thing that has become apparent to me in my life as the tapestry gets woven: God has placed certain people in it at certain times to accomplish His will for me. How about you? Made any confession recently?

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