“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
I love a good Spring cleaning. I love getting rid of what is unnecessary. Afterwards, I feel at peace and ready to take on the world again. However, there is a type of cleaning that is more beneficial than one of your home. It is the act of forgiving yourself of the sins you have committed and finally letting it go.
When we ask God to forgive us, He forgive us and He is forever, done with it. He doesn’t throw it back in our faces or remind us of what we did. We have, the enemy that uses others and ourselves to do that. Our sins cause a lot of fear and anxieties in our lives. Jesus died to save us from those sins, so we didn’t have to continually suffer, but to be free.
I went to a healing service at a church, because I was having a lot of pain from my teeth. I fractured a tooth from grinding my teeth at night. I, also was having a lot of anxiety from the cost of the surgery and future dental work I was to encounter. I was so mad at myself for having this problem. “Why couldn’t I just relax?” was a question I continually asked God and myself. But I knew it was a deeper problem. During the service, I prayed and asked Father God for help or a picture of what was causing this issue. I saw an image, similar to the “1 800 Got Junk” haul away truck in my mind. But the “o” had a halo around it. Inside the bed of the truck, I saw pieces of junk but they had words written on them. They were things like, “greed” “jealousy” “adultery” “addictions” “pornography” “lying” “hate” and “blasphemy”. I saw an angel happily driving the truck away to never be seen by me again. I knew this wasn’t just for me but forever person to know. This is what God wants. He gave us His son, Jesus Christ to bore our sins and redeem us. Not remind us, but redeem us. Whatever those sins have been, many of us have had regret for long periods of time from them. We may need to make things right for committing them, but we have to allow ourselves to not continue to be a slave to them.
Not allowing ourselves to be forgiven of those sins, will not change the outcome of committing them in the first place. We can be sorry but do not have to be a martyr for it. The best is way is to live a righteous life for God and try not commit those sins again. My prayer and hope is for us to forgive others and ourselves.
“Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me Lord of any sins that I am aware and unaware of committing. When I am having trouble letting things go, remind me the reason that Jesus was born. Protect my mind from rehashing the past. Help me to forgive myself and others, just as you would Lord God. I pray for your perfect peace in my life. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!”