This is so true for us as well, we can’t get caught up in what we have done in the past we must remember God’s mercy is great and He is waiting for us to repent and turn to Him. It doesn’t matter how bad we think we are God loves us and wants us to love Him. When we open our hearts and we let the Spirit in we can learn and grow to obey and follow what God desires from us and that is our love for Him and all people.
He sent Jesus to bridge the gap to heaven and when we accept Him and repent and turn to God we have hope in eternal life. I like what Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mother, says to Mary the mother of Jesus in Luke chapter 1 verse 45, “You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what He said.” Do we believe in our hearts and have faith by our lives that Jesus is our Lord and Savior? That is what separates us from the world and makes us children of God. We all must open our hearts and turn to Jesus and then open our hearts and let the Spirit lead us to obey all that God requires so we can become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Amen