People have been asking about my blog and have been asking me to blog on certain topics. Today is that day when I will begin to blog again. One of the topics that I have been asked to address scripturally is the return of a back-slidden believer. I struggle with this because we are all “works in progress.” None of us are perfect and assuming the desire to be like Christ, we all need, at times, a way back to the Father in our daily lives.
This morning in my daily reading, I read Psalm 51 – David’s cry to the Father for forgiveness and mercy for his sin – and I couldn’t help but write about what God taught me! (A lesson I so desperately needed to hear today)
I believe that this Psalm can be viewed as a pattern for the experience of a sinning believer who comes back to full communion and service. The steps are as follows…
1. Sin is thoroughly judged before God (1-6)
2. Forgiveness and cleansing through the blood (7)
3. Cleansing (7-10)
4. Spirit-filled for joy and power (11-12)
5. Service (13)
6. Worship (14-17)
7. The restored believer in fellowship with God.
We all need restoration. We all stray from our relationship with God. Thankfully He provides the blueprint for making the relationship right! I pray this scripture helps you. It helps me!