“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, so that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” —Acts 3:19
The Word tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. We are also reminded that we were born into sin/shaped in iniquity and that not one of us is righteous. The only sinless one to grace this Earth, this existence, was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Yet we still judge, we still sin, and we continue to fall short. But His grace is sufficient to cover a multitude of sin if we confess our sins, repent, ask for His forgiveness, dedicate the remainder of our life in His service, accept Jesus as Lord over our lives and work each day to sin-less by seeking His guidance through prayer, worship, relationship and praise.
So why do we hesitate? Why do we hide our sin? Why do we run and try to hide from God? He, who knew us before we were ever conceived! He knew each time we would sin, how and why we would sin but He was still faithful unto us to allow us to be born? Why? Because He also knew that He gave us free will to, when confronted with our sin, to repent, ask for His forgiveness and turn from our wicked ways. Sin is not something that we stop doing all at once. No! God takes us from Glory to Glory as He reshapes us, reforms us and Burns off our sin nature, bit-by-bit. This is done as we study The Word of God. By that process, He grows, matures and perfects us, His bride, for the day of His return.
So, don’t hide from God—you simply cannot! Don’t bury your sin—He has already seen it in real time! Simply fall to your knees, and confess all to Him for in so doing, He is just to forgive us. To restart ‘the clock’ on our lives and begin to both refresh our spirit with more of His and give us His favor and send His blessings to us in our new life.
Don’t delay!!! Repent so that what He has stored up for you in Heaven, can be released to you here on Earth so that you might be empowered to live life more abundantly as you serve Him.
We thank you Father for your mercy and forgiveness. Give us courage and strength to face our transgressions with the knowledge that in seeking your forgiveness that you will forgive us, cast our sins into the Sea of Forgetfulness, restart the clock on our lives so that we might walk in the fullness of your Love! In Jesus’ Mighty Name we pray, Amen 🙏🏽