I've been thinking of all my life experiences that have brought me to this point in my life, and I wonder...would I do it all differently? My first response would be a resounding "Yes! I wouldn't commit the sins!" But, upon reflection, many of my deepest lessons were learned in the repentance from these sins, and renewed closeness with God. Would I have learned the same lessons and gleaned all these treasures of the heart without having sinned, then experiencing the crushing conviction of the Holy Spirit? Not that this is an excuse to sin, by any means! Your thoughts?