"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
The problem is sometimes I'm unwilling to put my stinky garments in His hamper to be washed. I have favorite sins, like favorite shirts, that I'm resistant to take off. Sometimes, I just wear my sin day in and day out, and the idea of confessing it and asking for grace doesn't even cross my mind. It's like He has a pile of clean clothes ready to go, but I walk right past them.
I read this paragraph from a devotion this morning, and these words resonated with me. It made me wonder how many times I sin [in small ways] and yet never consider asking for forgiveness, for cleansing... to be laundered. It's obvious when I sin in big ways, those that don't go by unnoticed by others. But what about those times when no one sees me or when the infraction is so minute that it even flies by my sin radar?