Hi all. Names Rick from Manchester 21 years young. I have 2 children a little boy called Matthew and a little girl called Lilly conceived outside of marriage and both have separate Mums. I am also now single. Just wanted to clear that up because I don't want to act holier than thou as you can tell I was living in sin and had turned away from Gods word but I have received the gift of his forgiveness, mercy and grace and I'm now attempting to live a sin free life and working through my problems to get right and closer to God. I hope this forum will allow me to learn and grow in the word of God as well as getting some good fellowship. I am on fire for God and since I re-committed my life to Him He hasn't failed to speak to my heart everyday. This Bible verse lead me back to God: Psalm 38:4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. I know I was living in sin and what I was doing was wrong and eventually my lifestyle lead me to feel so guilty and bad and I was full of shame but God took all that away with his amazing grace and forgiveness. I am not who I was and I'm a brand new creation. Sadly I have been apart of fellowships where people have been very small minded and judged me for my past but if God is for me who can be against me right? It's not about the past it's about the future and how I live my life now. Anyway I look forward to getting to know some of you more and I hope this forum teaches and inspires me on my spiritual journey of deepening my relationship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.