Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Don't blame me!

Colossians 1:21-23

     You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions, yet now he has brought you back as his friends. He has done this through his death on the cross in his own human body. As a result, he has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand in it firmly. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News.

     Once we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the separation that once stood between us and God is gone and we now stand holy and blameless before Him. That is a powerful truth! Because of the blood of Jesus, we become holy and blameless! If that doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will.

     All the things we’ve done in the past are not only gone, but completely forgotten. God doesn’t remember our sins anymore, but unfortunately, we do. The enemy of our soul continues to remind us of our past lifestyle and poor choices, in an attempt to discourage and defeat us. As children of the King, we need to remind ourselves of this passage of scripture every time the enemy comes in like a flood. Jesus Christ paid a hefty price for our freedom and holiness, and when we condemn ourselves and our past sins that have already been covered by his blood, then we are crucifying Christ over and over again. He already paid the price once, and it continues for all time, as long as we live in obedience to him.

     We need to leave the past in the past and make the best choices for today. We can’t go back and change the choices we made long ago, but we can learn from them and thank God for his forgiving power over them. Then we can rejoice in the fact that we remain holy and blameless in his sight!

     Do you have things in your past that you’re not proud of? Have you asked the Lord to forgive you of those things? Do you continue to carry the guilt and shame? Take some quiet time today to write down some of those things that you continue to carry around. Then either shred the paper or simply crumple it up and throw it away, and envision the guilt and shame being thrown away with it. The Lord doesn’t hold those things against you, and neither should you. Don’t continue to let Satan hold those things against you any longer.

Have a great day!

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