James 5:16-18
16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. 17 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for the next three and a half years! 18 Then he prayed for rain, and down it poured. The grass turned green, and the crops began to grow again.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

As believers in Christ, all our sins are forgiven.  His death cleansed us from all sin.  Why do we then still confess our sins?  Confession is more than appropriating Christ’s forgiveness for what we have done wrong.  Confession is agreeing with God that our thoughts, words or actions are wrong and are contrary to His will.  It is an act of recommitting ourselves to do His will and repent of any acts of disobedience. Sin always separates us for God. so when we go to Him in prayer for our needs, we want nothing to separate us from The Father, so we confess our sins to Him.  Doing so does not mean we have lost our salvation, it simply means that we agree with God that we have stepped outside of His will. We do not have to confess sins that were previously confessed.  Confessing over and over again the same sin once confessed is not accepting God’s grace once given.  Once you confess a sin, leave it before God and do not go back to the sin by thinking about it.  Rebuke it from your thoughts and live under the grace God has given you.  Confession involves turning away from all known sin and asking God for a fresh start to live for Him.  And only He can give us the power to do so, but we must stay connected to Him.

Have a God Day!