HAVE YOU LOST YOUR BEARING AND FALLEN AWAY FROM GOD?
The Bible tells us in Psalms 119:9-11:
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
GET BACK INTO GOD’S WORD
The Bible is our compass when we have lost our spiritual bearing, when we don’t know where true north is, when we need a map to see where we are and where we’re headed:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalms 119:105)
SEEK GOD IN PRAYER
Don’t wait another moment; deal with your situation TODAY and get yourself right with God.
Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near: (Isa 55:6)
“behold, NOW is the accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.” (2Cor 6:2)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1John 1:9)
A BACKSLIDER/COMPROMISER’S PRAYER
King David after committing adultery with Bathsheba and having her husband Uriah killed (2 Sam 11), David repented and prayed this prayer:
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT THE BACKSLIDER
Jer 3:22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. (let us say) Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God.
We must acknowledge that we have sinned against God and His Word, THEN with help of the Holy Spirit:
Return back to God by
Repenting of specific sins of commission and omission;
Receive forgiveness and
Reconciliation unto God once again,
Renewal of our spirit and be
Restored unto ‘the joy of our salvation’!
REJOICE! Praise God!