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Confession Cleanses the Soul

Updated on January 20, 2015
Sunlight brightens the path ahead revealing all before you. Confession also shines a light.
Sunlight brightens the path ahead revealing all before you. Confession also shines a light. | Source

King David held nothing back from God. And the Father listened.

"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered" (Psalm 32:1).

Imagine opening your mind and shining the Light of God's truth upon it. Imagine turning over every leaf of your memory so that even the underside is openly revealed. Shine a light upon it all and let the light of truth see every dark spot.

"I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah" (Psalm 32:5).

The Nature of Us

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The Art of Forgiveness

In 1977, Rod Martin, Jr. experienced a series of miracles. All of them were profound. One of them was visible to thousands of others and comparable to that of Moses parting the sea. From this, Martin learned the secret of forgiveness.

The Art of Forgiveness tells his story and what he learned from these miracles.

Taking Responsibility

This shining a light is taking responsibility. And so that this is clear to you, because of the inadequacies of our language, this is not "blame." This is the responsibility taken by a loving parent for their child. This is the responsibility taken by a faithful servant for the task they have been given.

This shining a light is also the gaining of utter humility. Hold nothing back. Shine a light on it all. For in that light all attachment to earthly things is broken.

This shining a light is also perfect love. For in the perfection of love, nothing is held as "important." Any "importance" is a selfishness and darkens the soul against love.

This shining a light is perfect confidence—the essence of faith. By holding nothing back, you show your fearlessness that the Father will protect those who trust in Him. By this, you give up all entitlement to that of victim.

This shining a light allows pure forgiveness. When the light of truth shines upon you, freedom is yours. With this you forgive yourself and can then accept the gift given to us by the Son.


We all want to do well in life. For each of us, this idea means different things. But in order to learn what we need to do, we need to be aware of the options and critically aware of the barriers and resources before us.

Awareness is fragile, sometimes. It can be blocked by our own negative attitudes. If we have done little things, or even big things, that have harmed others, we tend to shut down our awareness.

Humility is critical for opening up our awareness. If we don't hold onto the idea that we are perfect or "always right," then we can discover the barriers in our way. Humility allows us to receive answers and to fulfill our need to know.

Frequently, the barrier in our way involves something we did that we need to confess. First of all, we need to confess it to ourselves. Then, we need to confess it to God.

Don't believe in God? That's okay; He believes in you. He created you and everything you see in the universe around you -- from the farthest galaxy to the tiniest detail in your big toe. He is Love that is unconditional and infinitely abundant. So, your confession will not bring you harm. If your humility is great enough, you will give up your trespass, debt or crime. You will come to know Love which is the ultimate Truth. And this will set you free.

The Value of Confession

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      Rod Martin Jr 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks, @Winsome. I appreciate your kind words. Amen.

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      Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Hey LS, I like this. You wrote it in prose that borders on poetry with the metaphor of light dispelling the darkness of our servitude to our failures. Let us all run to the light that our deeds may be revealed and healed. Blessings. =:)

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      Rod Martin Jr 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks, @ithabise. I continue to learn and share.

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      Michael S. 6 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

      Psalm 32 is a wonderful text on forgiveness and transparency. Thanks for the lesson.