Guilt-B-Gone is good news

Guilt doesn’t just happen to us. We earn it.

Life’s big question:
Shall I follow
My desires
Or do
What God requires?

Approval
Won’t bring about
The removal
Of your guilt,
But repentance
Will drive it out.

Guilt repressed
Leaves you stressed;
Guilt forgiven
Feels like Heaven!

Freedom:
When your conscience approves
Of your daily moves,
Guilt no longer reproves.

People who feel guilty blame others. People who have deeply experienced mercy and forgiveness forgive. When your conscience continually gives you low approval ratings, it’s time to change your behavior.

The approval of your conscience will make you much happier than the approval of people and disapproval of your conscience. All the approval and applause in the world won’t satisfy you if your own conscience disapproves. No matter how hard you try (even if you deny), it’s extremely difficult to be comfortable without the approval of your conscience.

Activating the belief that there is a God and that He’s ready to forgive and to restore you to innocence and wholeness, is life-altering. Reading the New Testament part of the Bible (with an open heart) will begin to activate that belief.

Our death won’t remove our guilt, but the sacrificial death of Jesus freely provides forgiveness to those who repent and follow Him. Jesus didn’t come to condemn us. He came to freely offer us forgiveness and the power to obey God, so He can tell us, “Well done.”

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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