Mike’s poem reminds us that it is possible to forget our past lives of guilt and shame. We are new creations in Christ.
Mike’s latest poem speaks of guilt . . . and letting go. It’s easy to hold onto past sins and tell ourselves we aren’t worthy of God’s calling. But we are. We’ve been washed clean. We are white as snow. Our sins are forgiven and forgotten. We are sanctified. Holy. Accepted. Washed. Renewed. We are new creations in Jesus. Amen.
Will God forgive deliberate sin? Adultery? Theft? Greed? Lust? What if the sin has continued for a long time?
Adultery. Theft. Greed. Lust. Lying.
Sometimes Christians sin. And sometimes, Christians sin deliberately. When we make conscious decisions to ignore God’s direction and do our own thing, we put Him to open shame.
As life progresses and sin expands, feelings of hopelessness and doubt creep in.
“I’ll never be able to change.”
“I’ve been doing this way too long.”
“I won’t pray anymore. God won’t listen to me anyway.”
“If I died tonight, I’d wake up in hell.”
“What if all this is just a waste of my time? Is there really an invisible God in the sky?”
Ongoing sin produces guilt, doubt and complacency.
But if willful or intentional sins cannot be forgiven, then none of us have any hope.
Read our latest article: Will God Forgive Intentional Sin?