haha, that's true HM.. but sometimes that's a good thing. I am constantly amazed by God's power and glory every time I look at my kids and my wife. I would not be where I am today if I were in control of my life. I lived years 18-24 for myself and no one told me what to do. I did alot of stupid, wrong things and I have since, cleaned myself up a lot. I was baptized when I was 11 y/o and always knew God,,, but I blamed Him for many of the things that were going wrong in my life. I lived for my friends, I lived for fun and only fun... I didn't care about my actions. I am a firm believer that a person needs to ask for forgiveness of every sin they commit. Just asking God to "forgive me of my sins" is not enough. He wants us to be specific. Sort of like with our kids,, if we always tell our kids "tell johnny you're sorry" our kids will never actually mean it. By making our kids SAY what they did wrong and then ask them what the proper thing to do is, they will actually feel remorse and apologize (most times! LOL). There are constantly things that I recall that I did wrong or that were sin from 10+ years ago,,, I have sort of began a habit of asking for forgiveness for each thing as I recall them. As I have matured, I realize what I did was wrong and what I did hurt God. I was living against Him. I realize some of you may feel differently about this, but this is what I do. I also strongly believe that when you ask God for forgiveness He will forgive you and that's it. He does not bring it up again. you are forgiven, He does not hold things over your head. Now, that said, could your sin that you have asked for forgiveness for and received still get you in trouble??? ABSOLUTELY!
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!