"What about your past?" the enemy may whisper.
But if you are in Christ, you are a new creation in Him.
Your past has been redeemed and you have a glorious and secure future to look forward to.
*Ephesians 1:7 "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace"
It doesn't matter what people say or think about you.
What's important is what God thinks of you.
When people call you a failure or say things to discourage you, don't let it affect you. You'll always meet people around you who do not take time to see your heart.
When God forgives, He forgets so if you hear the enemy's whisper condemning you. Tell Him..
* Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."
So Look up to God. Remember He loves you the way you are. He never gives up on you.
He's still working on you. You are His treasured procession. He'll not condemn you when you turn to Him for forgiveness but forgives and asks you to "Sin no more".
*John 8:11 ".....And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
He'll not remind you of your past sins but looks at your repentant heart and help you stand and walk with a renewed strength and confidence.
Better hang on to what God thinks and says about you.
If you have back-slidden, failed or fallen in your spiritual walk, just get up and call out to Jesus today, He'll be by your side lift you up.
It's time to let go of all works of flesh and walk in the Spirit.
* Romans 6:6 "knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin."
If you have been crucified with Christ, let no discouraging, condemning words bring you down.
Remember God loves you.
You can't avoid or stop people talk but sure can choose to let God lift you up and make you stand on higher ground. Then one day the world will see that you find favour with God and that God's well pleased with you.
You are valuable to God, when He sees you He sees the price He paid for you, HIS SON.
So your value is not in who you are or what you own but Who you belong to.
So today will you choose to hang on to what God thinks about you?
you are a disciple of Jesus,
your goal is Heaven,
The road is narrow,
Companions will be few and the walk tough.
Winning souls for Jesus is your mission
you are in the Kings service,
Your reward is in His hands.
*Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
*Revelation 22:12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
Have a blessed day.
Friday, January 14, 2011
By: Leonard McKinley Jr
Prepare paths of peace, dear Lord,
to stretch beneath her feet
That guides and leads her away from harm
and away from injury
Touch the roots of her faith and let
Your love blossom and grow
Allowing her to flourish
into a beautiful garden of love
Surround her with Your protection
shielding her precious soul
Be her confidence and,
her refuge against the storm
Fill her with Your compassion, Your wisdom,
and Your tender love
Focus her mind to fully receive and comprehend
Your Holy Word
Keep her encouraged,
despite life’s mischievous plan
Let Your light also shine brightly from her heart
May Your Grace and Your Mercy
follow her from this day forth.