I want to share a personal story with you today. When I was 7 years, I was very stubborn. Everyone knew me to be one boy who had no future. One day I insulted mummy and left home as I was scared she would beat me. At 21:00 GMT, I realized that I had no other place to go but home. I was very weak and my friends had gone to their various houses. There was no one to help me so I finally decided to go home. I entered the house, went straight to mummy, knelt down, and said “Mummy I am very sorry for causing you much pains. Please forgive me. I won’t insult you again.” Mummy wept and said “I want the best for you son”. She got me food to eat, water to bath, and I told her all I went through when I left home. The funny part was she gave me some whips the following morning. To whom the father loves, he disciplines.
Someone once said “East or West, Home is Best.” Sometimes we may fall/sin. That is we may go against what God wants us to do. But I have learnt from my years of walking with Him that the best place to be when a christian falls/sin is in his court. For instance When David sinned against God, he went straight to Him for forgiveness. David knew the best place to be when Nathan convicted him of his sin was in God’s presence. In Psalm 51:11, he said “Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.”
Friend, Satan will tell you that you don’t qualify to talk to God when you go wrong. He will tell you God is mad at you. All these are lies he uses to keep us away from our Father in Heaven. I am not encouraging people to sin. However, if anyone falls into any temptation or sin, home is the best place to be. Don’t stay outside. God is waiting for you.
I came to encourage you that there is no sin on earth that the Blood of Jesus cannot wash away. Please come home, come to the Father. David slept with a woman, killed her husband when the woman got pregnant, and married her. When he prayed to God with a broken and repentant heart, God forgave him.
Don’t let Satan deceive you into thinking that God is mad at you.
Let us encourage one another. Let us reach out to people who have left home because of their mistakes or sins in the past (and thinking God will never forgive them) Jesus is coming soon.
Say this prayer:
Father I thank you that you are ready to forgive me my sins. I made a mistake but there is no better place than home. Nobody can save me but You. Do not banish me from your presence and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Please forgive me and purify me from all unrighteousness. Your Word says that even if we feel guilty, You are greater than our feelings, and You know everything. Father you are greater and bigger than the sins I have ever committed. Strengthen me today in Jesus’ Name. Amen.