Monday, November 30, 2009


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

We have been called to follow Jesus, yet many times we fall. When we fall, we are to run to Him. But why do we sometimes hide in the shadows? We are ashamed and think that our Lord is ashamed of us. But God longs to forgive us. In fact He has already forgiven us our sins on the cross – past, present, and future, but when we ask the Father to forgive us our sins, He restores our fellowship with Him. Sin separates us from a close, intimate friendship with God. When we admit what we've done to Him, He freely forgives us and completely restores us. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.

At times the Lord may urge us to share our failings with another believer. When we do this, Christ forgives our sin and heals us of emotional hurts. The other person can help us to find victory over sinful habits. We can turn to this person as an accountability parter to help us along on the road to freedom.

When God forgives our sin, He cleanses us from all unrighteousness. It is as if we never sinned. "As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12). The Lord even says that He chooses to forget our sin.

Unfortunately, whenever we do the wrong thing there are consequences. God will help us face those consequences and do the right thing. When King David committed adultery and murder, he didn't foresee that he would suffer consequences as a reslut of his actions. When King David repented of his sin, God freely forgave him, but the prophet Nathan told David that his son born from his adulterous affair would die as a result of David's sin. David sought the Lord and asked for His mercy, but the child did pass away. Then David accepted God's judgment and continued to follow the Lord.

Someone said that we should keep short accounts with God. This means that we need to run to Him whenever we fall. We must confess and repent of any sin – for all sin hinders our walk with Jesus. Let's receive His forgiveness and thank Him for the wonderful friendship we have with Him.

Dear Lord,

Search my heart and reveal to me any areas of sin in my life. Lord forgive me for my sin. I repent of my actions. Give me the ability to walk in victory and restore my fellowship with You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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