It came at the perfect time for me because it reminded me that NO ONE was sinless and that the goal isn't to be a perfect Christian because that doesn't exist. As human beings, we are all innately sinners and He knows that and doesn't hold that against us.
Fast forward to now, I acknowledge myself as a sinner and a work in progress in Christ. I am not proud to be a sinner but I refuse to allow that to keep me away from God.
I say all of this to say, don't allow the shame and guilt from your sins to keep you away from God. He is not like us human beings who hold grudges and wait to be apologized to, in order to forgive. When Jesus was on the cross he looked up to heaven and said "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." Luke 23:34
He forgave us before we were ever sorry for what we did. He forgave us before we apologized. Keep this in mind anytime you feel too ashamed or guilty to return to God. He has forgiven you long before you came back to Him. He loves you and wants to have a relationship with you!
If you haven't talked to God in a while and have built a distance with Him because of your guilt from your sins, I encourage you today to talk to Him to bridge that gap. All you have to do is come to Him just as you are. You don't have to change anything about yourself first, just go to Him and talk. That's the first step in getting closer to Him once again.
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