It’s Only The First Time

As we were searching for songs to put on our God Is In Control recording a few years ago, this one really hit home with me.  Although I must admit that we’ve not used it very often in concert because of the controversial impression it may leave.  Let me explain… The lyrics tell us that when we fall back into a previously forgiven sin and then ask God to forgive us again “it’s only the first time” for Him because He’s already forgiven and forgotten it the last time!  This could potentially give the impression that we can continuously live in the same sins and God will just keep forgiving… but let me share my thoughts on this matter.  We must first realize we are ALL sinners and on this side of heaven we will always have a sinful nature.  God did not give us a license to sin, but He did give us a promise about how He would deal with a true repentance of our sin!  For me this song shares the beautiful picture that God’s love and grace is so deep and wide that He will forgive us when we fail!  I’m so thankful that He does not just give us just once chance!  I pray that this video and song will give you hope today!

… for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34

He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12


  1. That’s one of my favorite songs from the God Is In Control album so I’m really delighted to see a video of it. You’ve gotten awfully good at making videos!!!

    1. Thanks Diana… I wanted to do this and realized that it’s hard to operate camera and also be in the picture. Recruited some help from my dad and we pulled it off! Having a lot of fun with it so I’m sure there will be more. 🙂

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