The Thought for the Week this week is written by Mandy Stinglehammer

by Susie Jean Sharkey

1 John ,1:9. 'But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness' 

It doesn't matter if you have committed the most heinous crime, God can forgive. The only requirement is repentance, then the blood of Christ can wash clean. It is known and unrepented sin which creates the barrier. 
No one is perfect. We all have faults, but God can and does overlook them, if our hearts are in the right place, for He is not expecting us to be perfect. He is expecting us to trust Him to change us and to present us faultless before His father
He sees our imperfections, but because when he looks on us he see Christ, Christ covers all our sins, he has opened the way for us to have unbroken communion with Him!
So there is now no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus (Romans, 8:1)