Bible, Life's Moments

Asking Forgiveness

I have been attempting to get the blog thing right for some time now. I think I have it and plan to stick with WordPress. So, I’m updating  a little…which means I will be uploading some old blog posts. I apologize and ask your forgiveness if this causes a bit of clutter on your facebook or some other social network page.

You know, unfortunately, life is like this. Asking forgiveness seems to be a necessity on a far too often basis. If a sin of commission is not erupting from my lips or actions, then a sin of omission is causing me to neglect someone or something. Either I directly create problems by doing something stupid or indirectly create problems by failing to do something I ought.

No wonder I love the Apostle John’s First Letter…especially his first chapter. Look at these words from that passage:

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.

Incredible! We can spurn the suggestion we need to say we’re sorry, but we’re simply leading ourselves into a terrible trap of  truth truancy. Yet, even more incredible, no matter how much we must mention we’re sorry to the Almighty Lord God of Heaven and Earth, he is ready and willing to start over with us. Wow!

So, again, while an online social network faux pas doesn’t measure up to sin standards, I still want to ask your forgiveness…since I am certain that at one time or another I did something or failed to do something that caused you some grief. Keep on keeping on.

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