Considered forgiven, my friend said they were not going to beat themselves up over it. The thought provoked me. The Lord said the road is narrow. I desire greatly to be on that narrow road. What measures will you take to be assured that you are on the narrow road?
As for me, I am running a race with great hope. I seek desperately and desire greatly to die to this world that I may have life in Jesus. I trust in Him and believe His Word and the message he sent to me. Everyday is a day closer to the fulfillment of it.
On December 19th, 2005 I heard a voice clearly but somewhat distant. It was of an unidentified woman. In my thoughts I repeated three times what was biblically spoken. When I awoke I could not repeat every word biblically. I do know the content of the message. It was this:
Your prayers are blessed ,
the Lord has heard them,
and He will answer
In the Book of Daniel 10:12-14 it took twenty-one days of resisting the prince of the Persian kingdom for the heavens to answer. They came when they received his prayer.
I attribute the same happening to me because of the clearance provided through prayers with true bitter repentance with the use of sackcloth and ashes/mud. I have been sleeping in sackcloth as of June 2005 an estimated two years. The Lord also led me back to confession after so many years of not going. I have found that when you close your eyes and speak to the Lord during confession, the vessel of a priest answers according to the Lord. Pray for them before you confess! Trust in Jesus! Receive His Divine Mercy with a contrite heart! Repent and Be Ready!