If you have fallen into sin, will you confess it, now, to God, in prayer? While down on your knees, humble yourself before the King of Glory. Submit your life before Him, with all reverence, to the God most High. While in this moment, call upon God for help. Ask Him to give ear to the words of your mouth. Explain that you are in need of His assistance. You may not have been sincere in the past, but this time you want to make things right. Say God, 2“be merciful unto me,” and begin to poor out your heart to Him. Give it all to Him. Leaving out nothing. You have rightly called upon the Lord for forgiveness, for sin is not tolerated in His sight. What God is looking for is someone that acknowledges their down fall and is humble enough to ask Him for assistance. We can try all we want to, to escape the slavery of addiction, but only He can break the chains. The Lord is 2“ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” It takes a decision on our end to call upon God. Don’t wait till the worst case scenario occurs but do this now. You may not be able to free yourself from your lustful thoughts and actions but He can, through you. He can take the person, you are now, and lead you to safety. 3Only God can put us on the rightful path.
So go ahead and pray. Pray like there is no tomorrow. 5For we know that tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Anyone of us could die in our sleep tonight. If you are a vile and unrepentant sinner, don’t let this night pass you by. Don’t risk being guilty in judgment. The consequence is eternity in hell. Isn’t getting right with God worth it? How sad would it be, if you had the opportunity today to call upon the Lord but instead, you neglected the chance. All it takes is a few minutes of your time. Don’t let this time escape you. Is a few minutes of your time, to get right with God, worth a lifetime of happiness in heaven? Not to say a life for Christ isn’t necessary but these few minutes, today, could make the difference. This little time with God will jump start your life to walk with Him. It won’t be you, getting your life in order, but the Holy Spirit, inside of you. 1God creates in us a clean heart. We could never do this on our own. God is calling you now. Will you take the Lord’s invite and follow Him? If this is your choice then know that the Lord will preserve You. 4As you put your trust in Him, He will never leave your side. We will forever have the strength of God, abiding with us. Imagine the amazing things you can accomplish with God in your life.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, lead us away from sin. Forgive us when we fall. Have mercy upon our souls. Help us to stay clear from the addictions of the past. When temptations arise, don’t let them take us down. Strengthen us when we feel weak. Even when it feels like we can’t do anything to escape the slavery of sin, spark inside of us a reason to follow You. Help us never forget the importance of living a life for You, oh Lord. I know that my lustful desires are not worth being separated from Your Spirit. It isn’t worth being tormented in guilt and shame for a few minutes, to an hour, of pleasure. None of this is worth it, if my body has to be defiled and I lose out on Your presence. Keep me clean, oh Lord. Keep me spotted from the things of this world. Help me to walk uprightly and be an example to others. May your light shine down upon me that others may also know how to walk. I want to live for You. I give my life to You, Jesus. Have Your way inside of me. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 51:1-12 (KJV)
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
2Psalm 86 (KJV)
1 Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
3Matthew 7:13,14 (KJV)
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
4Hebrews 13:5,6 (KJV)
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
5James 4:13-17 (KJV)
13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.