What exactly is sin?
To ME sin is anything that separates me from God. Anything that makes me want to hide from God.
Do you know that feeling I'm talking about? When you've done something or haven't done something and you want to hide?
Sometimes the way I hide is by getting busy. Because really you CAN'T hide from God. He knows your heart inside and out! He knows you better than you know yourself!
Before you know it you have a whole wall of sin built up between you and God and you find yourself in darkness and that's a scary place. How do you find your way out again? How do you break that wall down??
Do you break the wall down by doing righteous things?
By being good? When am I going to learn I can never be "good" enough?
Why do I get so rapped up in guilt?
1 Corinthians 1:30 30It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
It is only through JESUS that I can be righteous in God's eyes! I wish I could tattoo IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM HIM HIM HIM on my heart.
But I guess that's what the Holy Spirit is-He's a tattoo of sorts on my heart that keeps bringing me back and reminding me of JESUS.