During that first days after accepting Christ into my life, I had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that I had been forgiven. For several days i kept asking myself, “has God truelly forgiven me?”
I kept repeating the sinners prayer as my heart tried to grasp that it has been set free. This is interesting given that on the day accepted Christ I felt Him(Jesus Christ) come and occupy my heart. I felt His presence with me all the time. Yet, i still heard that voice asking if i have really been forgiven. Have i really been set free? Doubt filled me. But then God started working on me.
a. Faith in God
I knew I had to have faith in What God has done for me. He came and died for me there at the cross he took away my sins. It would be in vain if I don’t accept the fact that he has finished it all and I’m now His. John 8:36, Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
b. Affirmation of my conversion through the word.
The more I spent time with God I grew in faith. Through the word of God my faith in God was strengthen.Romans 10:17 (NKJV) So then, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
c. Knowing my identity in Christ Jesus.
I came to know my identity in Christ. I came to know that according to the Epistle of Paul to Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Even many years down the line whenever I mess up, whenever I miss the mark even after the confession of the sin to God, Satan the accuser still attack me making me dought on God. I bless The Lord that in all this he is faithful and wouldn’t abandone us. Shalom.