1 John 1:9

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
 
The Lord is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins. He has not called us to be perfect, He has called us to abide in Him each day. Walking with Him in all things, diligently studying His word and making our lives a house of prayer.
 
In this life we will fall short and we will make mistakes, but understanding the grace and mercy of God is key to walking in victory and freedom. When we do fall short we are able to go before the Lord, confess our sin and seek His forgiveness. But as we grow in maturity with Christ the sin and desires of the flesh that once dominated our lives, no longer dominate our lives.
 
So many have misconceptions of who the Lord is. Many believe God to be this angry tyrant in Heaven who desires to punish us when we fall short. But if we continue in disobedience and rebellion the Lord will surely discipline us. But in every mistake the Lord desires to teach us of His kingdom, His love, His grace, and who He is. May we focus our hearts daily upon God’s word and prepare our hearts for His soon return.
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