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Returning Back To God: A Story

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Before reading this post, I highly encourage you to let the Holy Spirit guide your mind and thoughts. He might reveal something to you that you need to know, so I encourage you to do so now before reading. Bless you!

Do you remember the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-31)? It is about two sons, the oldest who worked for this father and the younger son who decided to set off to a distant country with his father’s shares. Long story short, the son lost all his money, worked to feed pigs, but eventually went back to his father, who celebrated his return. 

This amazing story tells us how God’s love never changes even if we become distant from him, even if we go our own way. All we have to do is come back to God with a humble, repentant heart and acknowledge our sins to Him, which He will quickly forgive us. Isn’t that wonderful?

Isn’t He a wonderful God?

This story is the same as mine. And maybe yours too. 

This post is about returning back to God

returning back to God

This year, I did something that broke someone close to me. I was too proud to admit my wrong to them and too ashamed to come to God for it. When all at this time, I knew what I did was wrong. However, as time passed, not too long, I humbly sought their forgiveness and went to God for repentance. Crying, snotty, and all. 

However, the enemy was putting thoughts in my head that I was not forgiven and such. And to be honest, I almost believed it until I asked God if He genuinely forgave me. Then two verses came into my mind: Psalm 51 and Psalm 53 (I actually found this verse while browsing through a bible app I was using some time ago). This shows that God speaks in so many ways. We just got to pay attention. 

I read Psalms 53, which, to be honest, I was hurt because it truly represented what I was doing to the one close to me and most of all to God. With these actions, I did them intentionally without any consideration of God’s acknowledgment. I acted without wisdom, and therefore, I did not acknowledge God. 

“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; no one does good. God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.” – Psalms 53:1-3 NIV via biblegateway

Returning Back to God: Be Vulnerable, Broken, Desiring To Be Cleansed From This Sin

This verse reminds us that we, as humans are not good. We’re not perfect. Sure we can be morally nice to people (for the unbeliever), but we were born with sin. To be cleansed from all sins and approach God with confidence is by the power of Jesus Christ through His blood that cleanses us from conscience acts that lead to death!

So after receiving this, then I read Psalm 51. These particular verses hit me, 

“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.” Psalm 51:3-4 NIV via biblegateway

Then this one, 

“My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite spirit heart you, God, will not despise.” Psalm 51:17 NIV via biblegateway

He reminded me that He already knew my sins, and I could not come to Him with a proud heart. I had to genuinely, openly, submissively, and vulnerably repent to Him. Then, the blood of Christ would cleanse as white as snow. 

A verse also came into mind when I read it, 

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death” – Romans 8:1-2 NIV via biblegateway

So after doing all this, I am reminded that no condemnation is before me, only his compassion and genuine love for me. 

I am almost crying as I write this. 

Returning to God: No Condemnation

You see, God is the God of all. He knows all things, and He sees all things. One might think that it is creepy because He sees everything, but it’s a good thing, to be honest. He’s the creator of all things, and He knows how we were designed to live, think, and act. We were made in His likeness!

So my sister, and brother, in Christ, if you feel as if you backslid or ran away from God to do your own thing, please come back to Him. If you think prideful and ashamed of your sins, I implore you to come to Him crying, weeping, grieving for Him to cleanse you of this sin. And the best thing is, He will forgive you justly. 

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9 NIV

“as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” – Psalms 103:12 NIV 

If you still believe that you cannot be forgiven of your sin, then that is the lie of the enemy. Remember, the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. God is the opposite of that. Don’t even try to lean on your own understanding regarding this. God’s word is truth, and if you don’t believe that, you either do not believe in the salvation of Christ and are a child of God (John 1:12), or the enemy is feeding you those lies. 

Remember that the only thing that separates us from God is sin. Apart from that, His love for you is infinite and will never stop desiring you. Come to Him, receive Him, and breathe again. 

Hope this post blessed you dearly. 

Until Next Time. 

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