In RCIA I was told I could go to any priest for confession. Does this mean for my first confession as a convert I can go to any Catholic priest with the faculties to hear confessions and absolve sins?
What about going to God?
When I understood from scripture that I needed to ask God for forgiveness, my pastor led me in a prayer of repentance to God, in Jesus name. I didn’t have to rattle off every sin. The conviction of the Holy Spirit was enough to show me my sinful state.
The burden of sin, the guilt, the uncleanness were gone after I asked God to forgive me. My confession was that I believed Jesus Christ died for me and rose again. I asked God to help me turn from sin and for Him to help me live for Him.
It was the most effective and powerful prayer I have ever prayed.
It’s been 24 years since that day. I have learned God loves me unconditionally. He works everything out for my good. He provides. Protects. I read His Word regularly and put my trust in His Word. It is the final authority by which we can measure if a belief is true or not.
God has been changing me. I know I can trust God with my whole life. He is everything or all in all.
I pray God would reveal Himself to you as He has done to me and so many other people throughout history. God is the same, today and forever.
Ask God, the God of Gods, the Lord of Lords to forgive you and start to get to know what God plans for your life.
I pray you enter into His rest and seek His face all the days of your life so you can know what is the hope that is in Christ Jesus for all those who believe.