Friday, April 1, 2016

Freedom from Past Sins

During a recent discussion, a new believer in Christ was moved to tears contemplating the sins of their past and the fear of facing final judgment.  The recovery team presented the truth of God's forgiveness that is given to those who place their faith in Jesus Christ.  Our words were a great comfort to this young believer who now has a better understanding of what it means to be in Christ; but how often do we beat ourselves up over past failures, forgetting the promises of God?

I offer this prayer, of my own composition, as a way to remind ourselves of what we have in Christ and the freedom we are to walk in.

Lord God,

Let me not forget that I have been forgiven of all my sins, My slate is clean. I need only confess current sins to reestablish my fellowship with You because my past sins have been forgiven and forgotten by You.  The Holy Spirit lives within me and when You consider me Lord, You see the righteousness of Jesus.  There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, so I will stop condemning myself for past failures but will instead look to the future and how I can glorify You.

Thank you God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit for making me whole.

In Jesus' name, I pray.


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