Clean up first

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”  Mark 11:25.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Numbers 34-36 and Mark 11.

If I am going to be in the presence of a holy and righteous God, I must be cleaned up.

If I have known sins in my life, I need to ask for forgiveness.

Today’s verse is quite clear: my unforgiven sins are a problem.

There is a parable where a person gets a debt forgiven but does not do the same for someone indebted to him.

If I have an issue with someone, there is nothing better than to clear the air with that person.  What they do with my request for forgiveness is their business.  I have taken care of my side.

I never want my interactions with God to be limited.  I need Him every second. I can’t drift away from Him.  I can’t erect obstacles that mar this relationship.

“Lord, I need You every second.  Forgive me for being unforgiving.  I am a sinner.  I need to be constantly begging You for forgiveness.  Open my eyes/ears to my sinfulness so that I can ask for forgiveness.  I want my sin burden lifted so that I can please You unencumbered. Help me, I beg.”

Are you cut off from God because of your unconfessed sins?

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