I am so thankful that the blood of Christ will completely blot out our transgressions that we truly repent off, much as the sea washes away our tracks in the sand when the tide rolls in. As Christians, we need to make sure that when we DO truly repent of that sin.....cease from doing it.....and have a sorrowful heart, asking God to forgive us, that we don’t keep beating ourselves up spiritually as if those sins were indelibly CHISELED in stone upon our hearts, disallowing the cleansing power of His blood. We need to move on (with joy and gratitude) and fervently carry out the will of the Lord. We cannot do that if we are choosing to pick up the burden of sins we have repented of, and been forgiven of, allowing them to drag us down.
If I am out knocking doors to invite others to services, or going to visit the sick and/or shut-in, and I have a rope around my waist with 50 pounds of concrete attached, I am going to be quickly wearied and give up. Then depression sets in because I cannot carry out my Christian responsibilities, and I am referred in effective. I cannot be the child of God that He desires me to be. And there really is no reason for carrying this guilt and remembrance of sin that has been truly repented of (sins for which we have asked God’s forgiveness and ceased from doing). I must rid myself of that burden and trust that the blood of Christ will cleanse me.
I pray that if you are a child of God, and are harboring sin within your heart and mind, that you will go to Him in prayer and rid yourself of this sin, that you might be the best servant that you can be in His kingdom. And if you have done so, allow the blood of Christ to work in your life; don’t doubt His cleansing power.
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7).
- Shared by Nancy