If I had cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened
Sin is very real, and if you believe that sin is overlooked you are very far from God. What are some of the symptoms of sin?
Hiding your guilt
Having no remorse of doing something wrong
Finding out that you have hurt someone without even knowing you did
Becoming self centered and not caring what others think
Loving things above God
Lying when confronted.
The list can go on and on but you get the jest of this.
So when you knowingly sin, you cannot change your ways unless you repent and ask for forgiveness, allowing God into your life to take over those sinful ways.
For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
In essence you have been saved by the blood of Christ, when you come to Him He covers all the sins. But that does not mean you go back and continue where you left off, that means developing a relationship with Him above your desires of doing things your way. Now take the way in which Christ died for you, He was separated from His Father for a short time because He was taking all of our sins upon Him. Sin separates us from God.
But of course for Christ, once His spirit left Him, ascended to the presence of His Father.
Now join me in saying this prayer and think about ways you may take part in Christ’s Kingdom:
Heavenly Father, I have sinned against you and people around me. I have neglected to get to know who you are intimately and want more in my life than this. Please bring me to my knees in praise of you for forgiving my sins. Help me to be at peace and know your rest. amen.
My hope for you is that you see Christ as one who wants you to live a complete life lacking nothing. But all you have to do is give your life over to Him and stop trying to figure it out. He leads you to rest & peace.
The Christian Writer