James 4:17 NKJV Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
1 John 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Ever feel like your prayers are just hitting the ceiling, then bouncing back to you unanswered? We have to understand that God is a just God. He cannot be around sin (Psalm 5:4-5). Jesus’ precious blood is our atoning sacrifice for our sins. Our love for Him should motivate us to not want to sin. But, when we do, we have Jesus’s blood to plead over our sin. He washes us and makes us whiter than snow (Isaiah 1:18 & Psalm 51:7). Please, don’t sin willingly. Every time you are tempted to any sin, I would ask you to think of the cross. Oh, what agony He went through for us. It hurts my heart to think of my sins nailing Him there. So please, think twice about His great sacrifice and ask God to help you to be holy for He is holy (1 Peter 1:16).
You are so awesome. Help us to be like You. Lord, we come before You a broken people. We are not hiding anything or holding anything back from You. Thank You for the precious blood You shed on the cross to save all mankind (John 3:16). You have said in Your word that all who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13). Also Paul wrote, ‘shall we sin then that grace abound? Heaven forbid’ (Romans 6:1-2). Help us to be doers of Your word and not hearers only deceiving ourselves (James 1:22). We need You more each day. Help us to lay down pride and anything else that comes between us and our walk with You. May we (those who profess Your name) be pleasing in Your sight, for it is in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Lay Down My Pride by Jeremy Camp
Let The Worshippers Arise by Phillips, Craig & Dean
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, Never let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/