David says in Psalm 32:3 “When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.”
We have something to confess as Christians. There is something we need to speak and not be silent about. We need to confess over ourselves what God has done for us. We need to speak over ourselves that the penalty of sin has been cancelled by the Cross of Jesus, that the power of sin has been broken by the Resurrection of Jesus, and that the very presence of God has come into our life by the Ascension of Jesus.
The focus of our life needs to be what God has done for us in Jesus. As we focus on this great work, God becomes more and more beautiful to us. As God becomes more beautiful to us our hearts go out to Him and our lives begin to be transformed. This is how the Christian life works. And all of this must start with confessing what God has done through Jesus.
We become what we think. God has made us in such a way that what we set our minds upon becomes true of us. That is why the Apostle Paul instructed us in Colossians 3:1-2 “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
We don’t need to be focused on ourselves. We don’t need to be focused on our problems. We don’t need to be focused on our needs. We need only to focus on what God has done for us through Jesus. This is what satisfies the very desires of our heart. David also said in Psalm 37:4 “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” We were made for God, and we will never find our desires to be met until we find God to be our greatest delight.
Let us remember together as Peter said in 2 Peter 1:3, God’s “divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness.” Everything that we need, comes, “through the knowledge of Him.” Speak over yourself what you know: that God became man and reconciled you to Himself.