“SIN WILL TAKE YOU FARTHER THAN YOU WANTED TO STRAY,
KEEP YOU LONGER THAN YOU WANTED TO STAY AND COST YOU MORE THAN YOU EVER WANTED TO PAY.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Face it, we know when we are sinning. The moment we recognize sin, we have to nip it in the bud.
It grows. It gets bigger. It takes us places we never wanted to go.
Some of us gain our victory from sin with God’s mercy but some of us do not.
If you’re victorious, then I know you understand this verse and it’s power. Amen praise GOD.
If you are finding yourself on the losing side of sin, understand this: sin does not magically disappear in an instant. Here are some components of true repentance.
1. Recognize your sin and recognize how much it hurts God
2. Don’t shift the blame. “Its my fault, I messed up.”
3. Don’t attempt to cover it up.
4. Throw yourself at the mercy of GOD.
5. Be willing to turn from your sin. Do whatever it takes to stop.
When you have done all of this and feel a huge load of guilt, go back to the principle verse. Remember, after repentance, GOD remembers sin no more.
If you still can’t seem to get it together, replace it with something else. Keep yourself busy. Find your purpose. Take your first step and GOD will take 100 steps towards you. Every effort counts.