When you first get saved by the precious blood of Jesus, you are ambitious to read the Holy Bible. You feel like you are on \u201cfire\u201d for him. You feel his grace and know that reading the Holy Bible gives you strength, wisdom and direction. \n\n\n\nWhy Do You Feel Far Away From God?\n\n\n\nHowever, after a while, you may start to wander away from the word of God for a while. Perhaps you were entertaining sinful desires of the heart. Instead of spending time with Jesus, you decided to not go to church or read the Holy Bible. Instead, you were entertaining your sinful desires and then started to walk away from Jesus more and more. Yes, this can happen to any Christian that has a spiritual relationship with Jesus. \n\n\n\nBeing born again is a responsibility of the heart. Being born again means that you are converting your natural \u201cwho are you are\u201d to becoming Christlike. Christians are called to become like Jesus when they decide to give their hearts to him. Walking with Jesus is a lifestyle that calls you to not walk in sin. When you begin to live in sin, you begin to avoid reading the Holy Bible, worshipping God or attending church. \n\n\n\nThe main reason for this is because you know inside of your heart that you are living for your sin and you feel ashamed to read the Holy Bible. The reason is because the Holy Bible will convict you of your wrong doings. It will let you know what areas of your life you need to repent in. \n\n\n\nWhen we want to live a lifestyle that we know is contrary to scripture, we can\u2019t possibly read the Holy Bible and not feel convicted. When we feel convicted, we know that we must decide to follow Jesus. There is no turning back and following the sinful desires of our heart when we have decided to decide to follow Jesus. \n\n\n\nWhen you asked Jesus into your heart, you decided to follow him. You decided to turn your back on sin and to become born again. You wanted to let Jesus know that you are no longer going to walk in a life that was displeasing to him. However, loneliness and your sinful desires kept on barking at you. \n\n\n\nYour sinful desires kept on hounding you day and night. They told you to have sexual relations outside of marriage, do drugs, get drunk, party with non-Christians, dress extra sexy to turn people on and much more. Your heart was choosing to follow its own desires and to abandon the gospel that you once knew. Instead of living for Jesus, you began living for yourself. \n\n\n\nWhen we live\nfor ourselves and not for Jesus, we begin to feel far away from God. You cannot possibly feel or be close to God\nif you live in sin. You know that God\ndoesn\u2019t tolerate sin and calls us to repentance. \n\n\n\nWhat\nHappens If I Fell Into Sin? Will Jesus Take Me Back?\n\n\n\nYes, the Holy Bible tells us that Jesus will always forgive us. It doesn\u2019t matter how long we fell into sin; Jesus will always forgive us when we repent and turn to him. Praise God that he has now given you an opportunity to re-commit your life to Christ. \n\n\n\nThe sins\nthat you commit will always make you feel ashamed when you repent. It\u2019s because the Holy Spirit will reveal to\nyou the truth. Perhaps you were walking\nin a lifestyle that was sinful and you couldn\u2019t control yourself anymore. You may have been lonely when you fell into\nsin and perhaps in bad circumstances. \nThis can happen many times. It\u2019s\nimportant to see that you don\u2019t have to be ashamed of your past sins. \n\n\n\nMankind may or may not forgive you. However, Jesus always will. You may have been a thief, rapist or murderer. The world may imprison you for these types of crimes. However, when you repent of your sin and live for Jesus, he takes you back with loving arms. The angels in heaven rejoice when a sinner repents. \n\n\n\nWhy Did\nYou Choose Your Sin Over Repentance?\n\n\n\nWhen loneliness creeps into the human soul, a person becomes tempted to fall into sin. Perhaps you were lonely and felt like you needed a soulmate in your life. \n\n\n\nPerhaps you wanted to have someone that would always love you romantically. Perhaps you prayed to God and asked him to send you a soulmate and yet none came for you. It can be hard to be alone. God said that we are not to be alone in Genesis. God created Eve for Adam in the Garden of Eden. \n\n\n\nWhen we fall into sin, it comes in stages. At first, we feel a resistance to sin. We know that what we are being tempted to do is wrong. However, we ponder it repeatedly. Eventually, we come to find ourselves reaching our last sorrows. \n\n\n\nWe are tired of resisting this temptation. We are tired of being alone. We pray and pray and yet see no change. This is when temptation becomes the hardest to resist. \n\n\n\nWhen we fall\ninto sin, its hard to get ourselves back on track with Jesus. It\u2019s because our\nsin is part of our physical makeup. Sin\ncomes natural to us. Living a life of\nholiness is not natural. It takes hard\nwork to be born again and to resist \u201cbeing ourselves.\u201d \n\n\n\nWhen we\nstart to fall into sin, it begins to take over us. Sometimes, you can live in sin for years and\nsee no way out. However, when you\nfinally repent and look back at your sin, you are shocked that you even did\nsuch things. When the heart gets consumed\nwith living out our sinful nature, we begin to become everything that Jesus tells\nus not to be. \n\n\n\nSin helps us\nto not feel lonely. Loneliness is the\nmain reason why we fall into sinful living. It\u2019s because we get to fit in with\nthe rest of the world. We begin to see ourselves through the eyes of others and\nit\u2019s a carefree life. You don\u2019t have to worry about reading the Holy Bible or\npleasing God. You become like the prodigal\nson. \n\n\n\nHow Can\nYou Feel Close to God Again?\n\n\n\nIn order to start feeling close to God again, you need to repent of your sin. Examine your heart and see in which areas you are sinning. Next, do Bible study every single day. \n\n\n\nAs you begin doing Bible study, you will feel the Lord pricking your heart to change certain ways about yourself to make it more pleasing to him. God wants our hearts and to see us repenting and coming to him. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s important to learn and grow with Jesus. If you don\u2019t read the Holy Bible daily, you will feel away from God. It\u2019s the Holy Bible, worship and prayer that brings us to the master of all creation. \n\n\n\nHow to\nGet Over Shame and Guilt from Disobeying God\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s not\neasy to look back at your life while you were living in sin. You may regret a\nlot of the decisions that you made. You\nmay feel like you were not acting Christlike. \nYou may realize that your sin is not who you want to be in Christ. \n\n\n\nGetting\nforgiveness from God is easy. You simply ask him for forgiveness through Jesus\nand repent of your sin. God forgives you quickly. However, the mind does not\nforgive so easily.\n\n\n\nOur human\nnature is to think about all the wrong that we did in our lives. Our conscience\nwill speak loud and clear to us. We will often think of everything that we did\nwrong as we sit back and relax. \n\n\n\nIn order to\nforgive ourselves, we must first apologize to the person\/s that we offended and\nrealize that they will not forgive us as easily. However, our conscience will tell us that we\nmust say I am sorry to those that we offended. \n\n\n\n\nAfter this, we must work on forgiving ourselves. It means that you must see yourself as a sinner that is not superhuman. No matter how \u201cChrist like\u201d you are, anyone can fall into sin. \n\n\n\nEven Peter the Apostle feel into sin when he denied Jesus three times. He knew Jesus and yet could not take a stand for him. That must have hurt Peter and he had to live with that on his conscience forever. Even king David had a man killed so that he could take his wife. He knew what he was doing was wrong and yet did it anyways to please his own lusts. This can happen. \n\n\n\nIn some\ncases, a person\u2019s reputation gets ruined. \nYour community may never forgive you because they fear that you may do\nthe same thing again. However, you can\nonly show the world that you are sorry for what you have done and obey\nGod. \n\n\n\nRealize that\nyour reputation may be ruined with man, but not with God. God knows the heart.\nHe knows if we are truly sorry and gives us a chance to start over again.\nPraise God for his everlasting forgiveness. \n\n\n\n\nThe Bible\ntells us to aim to be perfect as Christ is perfect. However, it\u2019s hard to be\nthis way when our fleshly desires eat at us day and night. However, as Christians, we fight a spiritual\nwar. It is a war of spirit. \n\n\n\nDon\u2019t aim to\nplease the world or to show them that you are going to now be perfect. Instead,\naim to please God only and tell him that you are sorry for all that you have done.