I have been slacking for years in my faith. God has still blessed and loved me and my family nonetheless. I owe so much to Him and I am striving to do better. I know I will never ever be perfect, only Jesus was capable of that, right? If you want to feel really bad about yourself, grab a notepad and pen and keep a list of all the sins you have done today, and if you remember from yesterday, jot those down too. Pray about it. Ask God to help you to do better. See if you notice a specific pattern and work hard to do better about that with the help of God. We all need God’s help to do better, because we are STILL not Jesus and far from perfect. We all sin and fall short of the glory.
Okay, so you have your list of sins? Prayed over them and asked God to show you how you can be a better light for Him in this dark world? You’ve repented? Gonna try and do better?
Good. Crumble that list up and toss it in the trash-OR burn that list (safely and with the help of an adult if you still live at home!) When you accept Jesus as your personal savior, you are forgiven of your sins.
Romans 10:9-10 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
It is truly that simple. Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice and praise GOD for that. I am so thankful that even though instead of living for Him, I lived life for myself for a decade, God still loves me. The Holy Spirit still lives within me.
Remember that old Sunday School song?
Jesus loves me this I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong,
They are weak,
But HE is STRONG.
YES, Jesus loves ME.
Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes Jesus loves me,
The BIBLE tells me SO!