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    • The Pursuit of Happiness
    • The pursuit to happiness is paved with spiritual disciplines. The Pursuit of Happiness
    • Confession: To speak the same thing or to agree. Specifically, we agree with God that our sin is rebellious. The Pursuit of Happiness
    • Self Examination: To to look at oneself to see if there is any sinful way within us. The Pursuit of Happiness
    • 1. Joy and HAPPINESS come from knowing we are clean before God. The Pursuit of Happiness
    • 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.
    • 2. Un-confessed sin: * Results in UNANSWERED PRAYER. The Pursuit of Happiness
    • Isa 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
    • Un-confessed sin: * Results in the consequences of DISCIPLINE. The Pursuit of Happiness
    • Ps 32 – when I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable….day and night Your hand of discipline was heavy upon me.
    • Un-confessed sin: * Gives Satan an opportunity for a foothold in your life. The Pursuit of Happiness
    • The Pursuit of Happiness
      • Develop the discipline of confession.
      • Practice Self Examination.
      • Seek an accountability partner
      • Get input from your spouse
      • Agree with God about your sin
      • Confess to a spiritual mentor
      • Confess quickly
    • There is an attitude that characterizes true confession: HUMILITY. The Pursuit of Happiness
    • Hosea 6: (Israel says) “come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces, now He will heal us”
    • Hosea 14: (God says) Return to the Lord for your sins have brought you down. Say to Him: ‘forgive our sins and graciously receive us…
    • Hosea 14: … never again will we call on the idols we have made our gods’ . The Lord says: “Then I will heal you…”