James 5:16 NIV
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.
*There are so many people who continue to live in pain from the past, habits of the old man, fear from what they have previously experienced, or shame from mistakes committed. It is our responsibility to provide love towards each other in order to help people overcome. Yes, God said we are suppose to be a new creature in Christ once we are saved (2 Corinthians 5:17), but the process of renewing the mind is a DAILY task, and God never intended for you to go through that process completely by being alone. Think about it: There are some of us who are stronger in areas then areas, and have overcome and are heading to the next phase of growth and grace. Yet, what good is that strength if you don't use it to strengthen someone else? What good is your testimony if you aren't open to understanding someone who is going through the exactly same thing, and if you aren't willing to walk in love with your guidance? Even more so, what good is your guidance and attitude of "been there, done that" if your goal is to chastise your brothers and sisters rather then be the vessel that leads them to God's healing? This is why people stay in the world, sit in church with issues, or hide their feelings and continue to suffer. Let's find love in understanding, healing in confession, the will to be honest with each other on what you are going through, and be in expectation of God's healing as we join our faith together to overcome. It's about more then just you...It's about the will of God.