“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?