The reason we ask God to forgive us, is so that we can become freed from our past sins. When we ask God to forgive us, He forgives us and He cleanse us, and then whatever you may have wrongly done, He no longer remembers your sin anymore. This is one of the biggest benefits of been saved!
God wipes all your sins out of His mind. Therefore having given your life to God, there is no longer a door between you and God the Father. It is always open. In contrast, man will remember whatever you may have done in the past, where as you are clean and clear before God. Each person who has become a born-again believer, giving their lives to Jesus Christ, prayed for Salvation and went through baptism.
I want you to know that every Christian was once a sinner, I mean ‘hard core sinners’ and I do not believe that any individual who is deciding to invite Jesus Christ into their life today, has not done anything or behaved any more disobediently differently. But God forgave us and transformed our lives, blessed be His name forever more!
It took me a long time to understand and appreciate how God would really turn my life around and make me the person that I am today. I am by no means the finished work of ‘God’s hand’ but like you I am the clay and He is the potter. We are all a continual work in progress being moulded and perfected in the image of Jesus Christ.
My writing ability is a testimony of the impact and influence which Jesus Christ as had on my life. It took me a while to believe that God would call me, and use me to share the Gospel message in this unique way. Yet to think that followers can become sensitive to God’s Spirit and His voice, it may seem daunting. But I want you to know and to realise, God can do the same thing through anyone whom he chooses. You only have to yield, obey and trust Him.