An experience of renewal doesn't mean our work is over. The pull of the world to compromise never lets up, and we need to humbly but zealously hold each other accountable to the commands of God's word.
When God revives His people, they respond in grace-filled recommitment. They make the appropriate connections between their sins and the difficulties of their lives, and then commit to change, being distinct from the world by living in love.
Confession of sin is the result of honesty about who God is and who we are. When we remember God's perfections and power, we recognize the wickedness of our sin and seek salvation only through the mercy of God in Jesus Christ.