Regarding mistakes, missteps or sins of the past (past even including yesterday) make sure to always acknowledge each and every one of them and ask God for forgiveness.
God is ultimately the one who washes our sins away and remembers them no more (Hebrews 8:12); however as the Supreme Being in our lives He simply wants us to humble ourselves before Him and acknowledge what we did wrong in the first place (instead of trying to hide it like Adam did in Genesis and many others) so that He can then be free to forgive and cleanse us because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
1 John 1:9 states, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The word, confess, in this Scripture means “to say” which is why it’s very important that we say what we did, every time, verbally.
Your words have power, more power than any thoughts the enemy may throw your way, and confession of sin is a powerful tool to activate the blood of Jesus on your life.
Once you make that confession, know that your Heavenly Father, God, then forgives you and you are now free to remain in fellowship with Him, asking what you will and it shall be done to you (John 15:7)
He loves you that much that He wants you to be able to talk to Him, commune with Him and fellowship with Him all the time, from now throughout eternity.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews 8:12
Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he hearth. John 9:31
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
*Originally published on Kim on the Web.