Today do you feel like your lost? Today are you hurting? Today do you wonder how you got lost? There are times in our walk with Christ where the pain and temptation of this world lead us astray, it is when we find ourselves here that we have a choice:
keeping walking down the path of sin and pain, continue to suffer feeling all alone and trying to escape the loving arms of your savior
repent, return to Christ, humbly seek His light and His love, ask Him to forgive you for the choices you’ve made, the sins you’ve committed and again enter in to the rest of the Lord.
You find yourself here looking for the better of the two options. This page has been created with the desire to provide a place for you to remember the Lord will take you back, that His love, mercy, and grace are fully sufficient to cover every sin you have and ever will commit. The devil is a coward who desperately desires that you would “just give up”, instead of “giving up” GIVE IN to the Lord Jesus Christ! GIVE IN to His mercy and grace! Give in to the truth: He will take you back! Let us remember we have all been prodigal children at some time or another, Jesus reminds us in Luke Chapter 15 verses 11-24:
Then Jesus said, “A man had two sons. The younger son said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the property.’ So the father divided his property between his two sons.
“After a few days, the younger son gathered his possessions and left for a country far away from home. There he wasted everything he had on a wild lifestyle. He had nothing left when a severe famine spread throughout that country. He had nothing to live on. So he got a job from someone in that country and was sent to feed pigs in the fields. No one in the country would give him any food, and he was so hungry that he would have eaten what the pigs were eating.
“Finally, he came to his senses. He said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more food than they can eat, while I’m starving to death here? I’ll go at once to my father, and I’ll say to him, “Father, I’ve sinned against heaven and you. I don’t deserve to be called your son anymore. Make me one of your hired men.”‘
“So he went at once to his father. While he was still at a distance, his father saw him and felt sorry for him. He ran to his son, put his arms around him, and kissed him. Then his son said to him, ‘Father, I’ve sinned against heaven and you. I don’t deserve to be called your son anymore.’ “The father said to his servants, ‘Hurry! Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let’s celebrate with a feast. My son was dead and has come back to life. He was lost but has been found.’ Then they began to celebrate.”
Though the promise of 2 Chronicles was made to the nation of Israel, it serves as a mirror of the mercy and grace we find in God. The Lord isn’t willing that any should perish but that everyone should come to repentance:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles Chapter 7 verse 14 KJV)
Know that His love and mercy are so great that when you were saved you were forgiven of not just every sin you had committed, but every sin you are, and will ever commit. Once you are sealed by the Holy Spirit after you’ve asked Jesus Christ in to your heart you are “born again”, you are only born again once, once you’ve asked Jesus Christ to be your Lord and savior, once you’ve trusted in Him as the Son of God and the ONLY redemption of your sins you are saved:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans Chapter 10 verse 9 KJV)
The reason you are here today is because you are hurting, you again find yourself walking with-out the Lord, walking down the path you have chosen instead of the path He has chosen for you. You find yourself sinning against the Lord and you are in pain, you desperately desire to have what you had before, you seek to feel the Lord in the way that you did before, you can’t begin to understand why there is such a distance between you and the Lord. Trust in this truth:
…I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew Chapter 28 verse 20 KJV)
BUT you must understand, God is a Holy God, sin cannot be in His presence, by our sin we are separated from God, by Jesus Christ we are forgiven of our sins and reconnected to God by His mercy and grace through the Holy Spirit, know this: your sin will grieve the Holy Spirit… if you grieve the Holy Spirit He will flee you…
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians Chapter 4 verse 30 KJV)
WAIT! I can lose my salvation?? No. Once you are sealed with the Holy Spirit I do not believe the Holy Spirit will ever abandon you, the scripture says that God will never leave nor forsake us. I do believe that the Holy Spirit will flee from sin for a season, and the pain and lostness you find yourself back in is a direct result of this! If you are willfully living in sin against God as a born again Child of God you won’t feel God the same way you did when you were waring with your flesh. It is time, it is time to repent, it is time to return to the Lord fully, confess your sin before Him, as the scripture says:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John Chapter 1 verse 9 KJV)
Today you are here seeking this truth: you must recommit yourself to God! You must recommit your life to Christ! You must return as the prodigal son or daughter, confess your sins before the Father, repent of them, seek His guidance and yes… even His rebuke! For as the scripture says:
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. (Hebrews Chapter 12 verse 6 KJV)
Close your eyes and let us pray:
Father, you know my sin, you know my ever failure and Lord I bow humbly and ask for you to forgive me. Father I have walked down the path of my own choice, I have forsaken your hands and I have abodned the walk in which you had placed me, Father please forgive me. Lord I pray that you would take me and forgive me, cleanse me of my sin, I repent my Lord of every sinful word, every sinful thought, every sinful action, and everything that has not brought you glory. Father I pray in the name of Jesus my wonderful Lord and savior that you would fully restore me, that you would rebuke me, that you would teach me, that you would give me the strength to walk in love and obedience to your word. Father may you give me strength to endure this world and may you cleanse me fully of all my sin and failure.
I encourage you to pray a prayer of repentance. You don’t have to pray beautifully to the Lord, He wants you to be honest, and remember He already knows… when you pray it is not for His benefit, it is for yours. As you pray seek God’s guidance and love, He will forgive you, the scripture reminds us:
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. (Matthew Chapter 12 verse 31 KJV)
He will forgive your every sin, your every blasphemy, if you have fully repented rejoice! Know that as you seek Him you shall find Him! Lastly:
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (James Chapter 4 verse 6-10 KJV)