YOU can be FORGIVEN!
Being FORGIVEN by GOD is all about a CHANGE of heart -turning from "me first" to "Jesus First”.
"...But unless you repent, you too will all perish." Luke 13:3 (NIV)
If I am sorry that my “me first” choices have led to painful consequences, and my focus is on my misery, the Bible would call that worldly sorrow.
But, if my attitude is one of conviction of my wrong - the wrong of putting myself first, regardless of the consequences, the Bible would call this godly sorrow.
How to be FORGIVEN...
Confess whatever forms of “me first” you have identified: pride, jealousy, unforgiveness, and the right to run your own life...
Acknowledge that you have been wrong and sinned against GOD - in all of the ways that “me first” has been expressed in thought, word, or deed in your life (be specific)…
"Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death." II Corinthians 7:10 (NIV)
Tell God you are repenting - (turning from) of all of these sins… and Ask God to forgive you - for each and every one of these sins...
Declare to God that you are totally yielding to Him as your Lord - to make any changes He wants to make in your life.
Thank Him for His forgiveness and for His New Life in you!
“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)
Now, you can FORGIVE… as you have been FORGIVEN!
"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)
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