I confess that I read Wild at Heart by John Eldridge a few years ago, and it was a great way to view the longing of a heart for adventure. I feel like I can really see that in Hosea as he gets older. I confess that his behavior becomes markedly improved when he is outside; he becomes extremely agreeable and happy. It can involve anything outside, climbing rocks, running on the beach, or playing on a playground. His little heart longs for that adventure. I can see the pure joy that overtakes him when he is in that thrilling moment of throwing a rock in a river just to see the splash. It not only makes him feel more centered, but it is as if he is able to feel more alive, more like himself than at any other time.
I confess that I see this in myself too. Looking back on my life, I can see that I was never fully myself until my senior year in high school when I accepted Jesus as my Savior. Since that moment I have been on a crazy adventure that has led me to marry a beautiful woman who has a heart that longs after God. Together we have now lived in three countries in five years, and have had two boys along the journey as well. God is doing something incredible in my heart. He has breathed life into me, and he continues to sustain that life-giving breath. I can daily point to the adventure of the cross as the reason for the breath, and for that I am eternally grateful. I am grateful that God has brought me to life in a way that I never imagined!
I confess the blood of Jesus as my King, and that I pray daily for my sons to confess the same thing one day. I confess my gratitude for having a partner who shares my love for Jesus.
I have made my confession, now go make yours.