by Steve Countryman
6/18/2011 / Christian Living
All heaven rejoices whenever a Christian gets back up. Every time I stumble and fall because of bad decisions that I have made you are always there to help me get back up again. Whenever I find myself in the pit of sin with shovel in hand that Satan has so eagerly given me you are the one who rescues me. You reach down your mighty hand and tell me to throw down the shovel, look up at you and take hold of your hand. Then you pull me out of my sin and get me focused back on you. Anytime that I start thinking back on those mistakes I made and start beating myself up for them you O Lord remind me not to waller in the mud of the past. You Father God help me to see and remember the blessings of your deliverance, salvation, mercy and goodness that brought me out of my muddy past. For all good and perfect things come from you O Lord.
I do not consider myself to be stupid though I have done many stupid sinful things. I do not consider myself a foolish man though I have done many sinfully foolish things. All mankind sins because we are born into this sinful world, it is our nature to sin. But we saints sin by choice though we know better we still make those bad decisions at times that leads us to sin. I am sorry again Lord for those times that I have sinned for those sins were against you O Lord. The pain of our sins is great for we knowingly sin against God who has rescued us and whom we love. I am sorry Lord for being a disappointment to you when I have sinned for you have made me more than a conquer.
I am sorry again Father for forgetting your blessings and goodness that you have shown me all my life. I am sorry again Lord for ignoring your leading and prompting that is meant to help me to stay on your path instead of me falling into sin. I am sorry again God for the mishandling of those thoughts that lead to temptation and sin instead of submitting them to you. I am sorry again Abba Father for not reading your Word enough that helps in the renewing of my mind. I am sorry again Holy Spirit for not accepting your help when you are always there for me. I am sorry again Jesus for not being the Christian example that you have shown me to be to my wife, friends and family.
I am sorry again Holy Spirit for getting in your way with my own limited wisdom. Forgive me for trying to limit you working in me, to me, for me, with me and through me. Forgive me for trying to tell you Father God how to answer my prayers. Forgive me for treating you like my personal genie instead of me being your servant. I am sorry again for missing that still quiet voice in me that prompts me, warns me, convicts me and leads me. I am sorry again Lord for not applying all that you have revealed to me and for not walking in it. I am sorry again Father God for mistreating you and abusing our relationship with my lack of reverential fear. I am sorry again Jehovah God for not stepping out when you needed me to and missing an opportunity to bring you glory.
I praise and thank you Father God for you are made strong in my weakness in me. I often have wondered why you picked me before time began for a time and place such as this. Then I see you work wonders with me and in me and I know that it can only be you who makes incredible things happen with pond scum. I am not here to fail or to faulter. I am not here to quit, give up, give in or compromise. I am not here to get stuck in my past. I am not here to waller in the mud of my mistakes. I am not here to live out my dreams of selfish ambitions. I am here to fulfill the destiny that you Father God have set aside for me to do for your kingdom and your glory. I will give you the worship and praise that you O Lord so richly deserve. For you are my God and you and you alone do I serve. Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
My name is Steve and I was born and raised in a good Christian home in Phoenix Arizona. In 2004 God spoke to me to let me know that He would start sharing things with me that I would share with others. Little did I know how powerful and meaningful those things would be! Thank you Lord!!
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