Ever feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, frustrated asking forgiveness for the same sins over and over and over and over again?
Every once in a while, I might figure out a new way to sin, but most of my sins are very predictable – lust, jealousy, anger, pride, etc.
There are times I wonder if God ever gets to the point where he says, “You again? This again?! How many times are we going to have to do this?”
Showers. I like showers. They make me feel clean. I like the feeling of clean.
I shower regularly because I get dirty regularly. I don’t do particularly dirty things that get me dirty like working in the yard, or chopping down trees, or marching through the swamps.
It’s just living in this world, I get dirty just by being in it.
Wouldn’t it be dumb if we ever said, “Dirty again? How many times are we going to have to shower?!”
Well…for everyone’s sake…everyday.
That’s what daily prayer time is. It’s a daily cleansing from our sins. Most of us don’t go out of our ways finding new and creative ways to sin. Just by going through the day, living in this world, and being human – we sin every day. And because we sin every day, we need to be forgiven every day.
Thank God when we ask for forgiveness, God forgives us every time. There’s no ceiling or limit to how many times God will forgive us.
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he (God) removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).
The dumbest thing we could do is not pray for forgiveness because as long as we’re in this world, we’re going to get dirty.
Being forgiven. I like being forgiven. Being forgiven makes me feel clean. I like the feeling of clean.