Keep Christ in your hearts always, friends. Everything you hope to accomplish, ask of Him,
>Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Do not be deceived that by your own ingenuity you can succeed, for only by the will of God are your goals accomplished:
>Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow... Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”
James 4:13, 15
You do not and you cannot take away your own sins: it is the blood of Christ that purifies your soul and sanctifies your spirit to abandon sin by the power of the Holy Spirit:
>Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
>Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
>Create in me a clean heart, O God,
>And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
>Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
>And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
>Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
>And sinners shall be converted to You.
Psalm 51:7, 10, 12-13