Hello, there! I’m Christopher, which you should have known if you saw my cute little green logo. So, let me not distract you from the following post. I hope you like it! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you’re done reading it! Enjoy!
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purifying us from all unrighteousness.
Here’s no new news: we all have sinned.
We have the sinful nature in us, and that makes us inclined to sin. We might have a bad habit. We might act out on a bad day. Or we might be tempted and give in. We Christians aren’t perfect, though that doesn’t give us an excuse to sin.
And there are non-Christians out there who think God won’t accept them into His fold because of all the terrible things they’ve done.
But praise be to God, if we are truly sorry, God will forgive us when we sin!
This message of forgiveness is so wonderful, but sometimes it sometimes feels like God just can’t forgive you because how great your sin is.
But do you remember Saul? He later became the Apostle Paul. He was a murderer. But God forgave him. And then there’s this man named George Mueller. He didn’t care for others and stole, but he accepted God’s forgiveness and he started to care for orphans, those who had nothing. And there’s this lady in the Bible in John 8 who committed adultery. Jesus gave her a second chance at life and said, “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
And then there was this one man who committed murder, stole, and committed adultery. His name is King David. He committed adultery with Bathsheba, and killed her husband, and took her as his wife. But, in the end, David confessed his sin to God. And guess what? God forgave David because David truly repented from his sin.
It is because of God’s forgiveness that we can move on. We just saw that George Mueller started caring for those who had nothing. Paul told many, many people about the Good News. They were able to accomplish great things because they were forgiven by God.
As Christians, we are forgiven. So we can do great things for him with God at our side! Ask him for guidance, and he will lead you into his wonderful plans for you!
There are some people who call themselves Christians, but their lifestyles don’t reflect what is taught in the Bible. What many will do is sin on the week, act good on Sunday, and return to the stupid stuff. They only devote an hour a week for God.
I don’t think the Bible is okay with that. John says in 1st John 1:6-7, “If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us all from sin.”
We cannot live in a life of sin and have fellowship with God at the same time. It reminds me of what Jesus said that no man can serve two masters. We need to choose Jesus or the devil. Grace is not God allowing us to sin.
Have you ever noticed that in some of your Bibles that there’s a note at story of the adulterous woman? It says in my Bible that “The earliest manuscripts and many other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53-8:11.” Why? Because the church leaders thought that the Christians would use this Scripture and say that they can go on and sin because God forgives all sins.
And what did John say? We cannot walk in the darkness and call ourselves Christians. We need to choose one path to walk on. And I assure you, God’s path is much, much better.
When we become Christians, we need to demonstrate what God did for us by forgiving those who wronged us. But it’s not just forgiving others that we should do. We should make sure we’re always on our best behavior. But, because we are sinful, we do make mistakes. They could just be an occasional mess up. But we can find forgiveness from God. We know that he can forgive us whenever we have our bad days. And God can help us do better!
But, also, we might have this small habit which is something God probably doesn’t want us to be doing. Like me. Sometimes I can hurt people’s feelings without trying to. Like I might make fun of things or hold onto my way of thinking and get upset. Those are some things that I can try to fix.
I can turn around with God’s help. I can look at myself, ask God to help me, and God can help me do better. And he will! But I also need to do my part. I need to do my best to change. But God will help me.
But what about you? Yes, you may be saved by the blood of the lamb, but there might be something that you keep doing that God needs to help you with.
I was talking to one of my readers, Justice, about New Year’s resolutions and asked her what things might comprise her list. She said she’d look back on her year and see what areas she’d like to improve on.
Let’s all have that little time to look at ourselves. See our weak areas. And then let’s bring them before our God. And let’s ask him to help us fix those spots. And then let’s remember to do the right thing. Let’s do our best to change. We can do it.
God will help you. You can ask him and he will grant the desires of your heart. He wants the best for you. With him, you can do it. With him, you can exercise self control.
Best of all, we know that God forgives us. He gives us a second chance. God can help me be a better Christopher. And God can help you be a better you.
With God’s forgiveness, you can turn around.
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