If you think back to the tiniest little white lie you told and go to the throne of grace and lay it down and confess to God and ask forgiveness. It doesn’t matter to God how big it is because that little sin to him is as big as the empire state building.

1 John 1:8 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. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

True confessions starts with pouring out your heart to your heavenly Father. He cares for you.

2 Corinthians 7:9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 11 See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.

Once you’ve confessed it is only natural for you to feel godly sorrow. Repentance means to turn around and go the other way. Don’t go back to your old ways. You are a new creature in Christ.

Ephesians 1:

to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,

It’s in the blood, people. The blood of Christ is like acid to sin. It eats it up. Destroys it. Love covers a multitude of sins. As far as the east is from the west has he removed our transgressions from us. It is not anything we do. It is a free gift from God.

This forgiveness, this redemption is from the creator of the universe.

Romans 3:

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[a] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

It is by grace you have been saved through faith. His grace is sufficient for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:

22 reject every kind of evil.

23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

So the attic is swept clean and you are full of God’s Spirit of truth.

We have no need to go back to the steps of salvation: confession, repentance, forgiveness, atonement, justification, sanctification, but we can move on.

Hebrews 6:1-3Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[c] and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites,[d] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so.

The working out of your salvation is actually done by the Spirit of God in you.

Jude:

24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

The whole purpose of this salvation, which is a free gift from God is for his purpose for you to be fulfilled.

Joshua 1:

No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

 

 

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