Saturday, March 27, 2010

Phil 3:14-14

"Forgetting the past... I press onward" (Phil 3:13,14) One of the most amazing gifts that Jesus offers us is a chance to leave our past behind, to be washed clean of all of our mistakes and failures, and to really start over! I thank Jesus every day that He is God of the future, not of the past and that He gave me a new life! So often people think that He is at the front of the classroom with a list of their sins and failures, He is not... He is beckoning us to just mearly let Him into our lives and move on toward a new, brighter beginning, toward a personal, intimate relationship with Him. The bible actually says that He will "cast your sins as far as the east is from the west!" (psalm 103:12) and that "He will not remember your sins." (Isaiah 43:25) Why would we stay where we are? We should be so grateful for the opportunity to not only have a new start at life but to have a relationship with the ALMIGHTY GOD!

RUN, RUN to a new life full of hope, joy, and purpose! Run toward a relationship with Your creator, the One who fashioned you together in your mother's womb!(psalm 139:13) For He is good! "ALL the paths of the Lord are steadfast LOVE and FAITHFULNESS." (psalm 25:10) "The Lord is MERCIFUL and GRACIOUS, slow to anger and ABOUNDING IN STEADFAST LOVE." (Psalm 103:8)

The pages of our lives may be marred by mistakes and torn by guilt and shame, but "through many dangers, toils, and snares we have already come, Twas grace that brought us safe thus far, and grace will lead us home." Though we often stray from His side like sheep that have gotten off path, He is faithful to draw us back to His arms. Life is too short to wallow in our situations for "man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow." (Psalm 144:4) Let's get up out of our situation and let Him wash us clean with His blood and run into His arms! Every day you have a choice to make, a road to choose.

How will you live?

Will you repeat the past or like Paul will you forget the past and press onward toward Your Savior? "The STEADFAST love of the LORD never cease; His mercies never come to an end!" Lam 3:22

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