1 John 1:9 (KJV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I feel so sinful, I can’t pray
Mostly when we sin (especially fornication), we feel so guilty we can’t even pray. We do not want to go to church or even talk to our Christian friends about godly things.
After a few days of feeling this way, we ask God to forgive us, then after a few more days, we feel better and start praying again and being all holy.
My question is, what is a few days in the sight of God? Those few days you were feeling guilty and drawing away from God, Satan could’ve capitalized on that to destroy you more. That is the time you need to draw closer to God the most! It’s Satan whispering guilt into your ears so you spend more time away from God.
People use Grace as excuse to sin, I won’t be one of those
So you hear people preach about Grace and how Jesus has paid for all our sins and made us righteous. You say to yourself, these people keep sinning in the name of Grace. You’re not suppose to give in to sin, but then, you’re worse if you think your self-righteousness is taking you to heaven.
Romans 5:20,21 (KJV)
The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This verse makes it clear that the Grace of God is always sufficient and abounds beyond sin. However, Paul quickly follows it up with this verse in chapter 6:
Romans 6:1,2 (KJV)
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
He makes us understand that we are dead to sin. Grace is available to both forgive our sins and empower us to overcome them. However, if you fall, do not move further away from God for days, weeks in the name of being filthy or guilty.
The longer you stay away from God, the more vulnerable you are. It isn’t those two days of languishing in self-pity and guilt that’ll make you holy, it’s the Grace of God.
Time doesn’t heal your sins even though we say time heals all wounds. Move closer to God the moment you realize you’ve sinned and do not give in to Satan’s whispers.