The Lord loves you and wants you to have a new start in Him, a clean slate. The way a person enters into a new opportunity and a fresh start for their life is through acknowledgement of sin, repentance of sin, and through walking away from sin. The Bible shares; that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and that we can be reunited with God through acceptance of His Son Jesus and through a repented heart.
To truly repent of sin means acknowledging the sin in your life. This can be done through asking the Holy Spirit to search your heart and show you the things that need adjusting. The Bible teaches us that it is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, that searches our hearts and convicts us of sin, and points out the things in our lives and hearts that need to change. It is through being responsive to the Lord’s voice and receiving His guidance that true change can take place in your life. Once you have recognized the wrongdoing in your heart then it is vital to ask the Lord to forgive you. This happens through receiving Jesus into your heart and asking Him to be the Lord of your life, and uttering the words; “Lord Jesus come into my heart, forgive me of my sins and wash me clean with your blood.”
The next step is to walk away from sin. It is not enough to acknowledge sin and ask for forgiveness and then return to the same action that affected your life in the first place. True repentance means walking away from the wrongdoing and the negative action. The Bible teaches us that those that love God obey Him. When a person truly loves the Lord with their whole heart, they turn from sin and hide themselves from it as the Word of God teaches. As a person walks away from their sins, the Lord will meet them where they are at and accompany them and help them to become free. A person cannot do this alone, but can achieve this in Jesus name through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Once these steps have taken place then an individual is properly positioned before the Lord for a fresh start. The Lord desires that each person would come to know Him; and that every individual would enter into all of His blessings for their lives. This begins with an individual decision from each person; a one on one interaction between them and God. So today we would like to encourage you to find repentance in Christ, to seek Him for a fresh start and to enter into all of His blessings. You can start by praying this prayer aloud to Him;
Dear Lord Jesus,
Forgive me of my sins and wash me clean with Your blood. Forgive me for grieving You Holy Spirit. I welcome You Lord Jesus to be the Lord of my life and to come into my heart. I ask for a fresh start in You and for You to help me to be a better person. I release my sin and ask for You to help me to walk out of it.
In Jesus Name I Pray,