If you are between the ages of 18-35 looking for a warm, friendly place to discuss great Christian books with friends, you will love this book club. This is a place of truth, honesty, and Gods love with help from books to bring us all closer together.
In community, we can confess to each other, pray for each other, and remind each other of the truths Christ has spoken to us in His living Word, the truths we’ve learned through our personal meditation. By reminding each other of these truths, we find healing in Christ through each other. We remind each other that we are loved just the way we are, and that shame and lies only thrive when we hide, when we withdraw to our hidden places. Shame and lies cannot survive the light of confession.
But why is it important to confess our sins to each other? Surely God hears and forgives, doesn’t He? In James, we read, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed” (James 5:16).
The word that James uses here for confess means to say out loud, to agree. Confessing to safe sisters takes away power from the enemy who loves to isolate us and keep us in the dark. There is also a fresh awareness of our sin when we confess to another. I can minimize my sin when I hold it to myself, but when I speak it out to another I face the serious weight of what my sin cost Christ. . . .
Do you have a community of safe-place sisters? If you have those sisters who know and love you, who speak truth and hope to you when you’re in the darkest of places, then hallelujah that you know this immense blessing. If you don’t, I pray this group can offer you a safe haven. More than that, I ask you to make this your daily prayer: “God, lead me into a community of safe sisters.”