Monday, June 8, 2015

Getting over your past~

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“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” - Psalm 103:12 NKJV Millions of people are haunted by their past. They’re filled with regret about opportunities missed, things they’ve said or done, or things they failed to do. In fact, according to a recent Barna Group study, 70 million Americans feel “held back or defined by something in their past.” Our past can act like a chain around our necks or an anchor that weighs down our soul. If we dwell too long on thoughts of our past, we can feel like a failure. Feeling trapped and stuck in negative circumstances, we can doubt we’ll ever escape and assume nothing ever will change. But the Bible tells us that God can provide us with complete freedom. The forgiveness He offers is so amazing that our sins are removed “as far as the east is from the west.” Yet we still need to accept this forgiveness. How? By confessing our sins and accepting the gift of His grace. Then we must declare His Word and put it into practice in our lives. We must become confident that we’ve become “a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). To live in victory, we need to believe and accept God’s finished work, then be careful about how we act and what we say. We are told to “walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16). We must not delay or put off this decision, for “the ‘right time’ is now. Today is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2 NLT). In your life, don’t be haunted by your past or spend time fretting over missed opportunities. Accept God’s forgiveness for your sins, and don’t allow the devil to have any foothold in your mind. Seek to obey God’s Word. Ask Him to help you live boldly…expectantly…confidently. Remember: You are forgiven and cleansed. Today is a new day to celebrate your freedom and move forward as a new creation in Christ. - See more at: http://inspiration.org/overcoming-your-past/#sthash.kGMW4VN4.dpuf

Monday, April 27, 2015

If I let myself tell you~

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If I would let myself tell you Where I’ve come and gone If I would let myself tell you How far I have run If I would let myself tell you Where I now stand Then maybe you could help me And tell me you understand If I would let myself tell you About my hidden, darkened fears If I would let myself tell you Of my struggles through the years If I would let myself tell you My joy of breaking through Then maybe you could help me Continue what I do If I would let myself tell you Of the battles in my heart If I would let myself tell you What shatters me apart If I would let myself tell you How fragile I can be Then maybe you could help me Escape and just be free If I would let myself tell you Why I struggle with each word If I would let myself tell you How I’m scared of being heard If I would let myself tell you That I wish I could let go Then maybe you could help me Because then you would know If I would let myself tell you Then all this could disappear If I would let myself tell you Then you’d see me crystal clear If I would let myself tell you Then at least my tears would flow Just maybe, maybe now I’ll allow you to know
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Some people go through their entire life and seem to struggle all the way. Choices are sometimes made that lead to a path of turmoil and pain. I think if we are honest with ourselves, we all would have to admit to this struggle. The Bible often talks about this struggle in the midst of spiritual warfare. And the truth of the matter is that we will often bring this struggle upon ourselves by not seeking the Lord with choices and decisions in our life. It is often a repeating cycle of one bad choice leading to another. Scripture is so helpful in this matter and shows how we need to completely rely on God and not to follow the foolish wisdom that comes with listening to our society or our culture. Until the return of Christ, we will always have the battle with the flesh (the Apostle Paul uses this wording) but we must not let it consume our lives but turn to the unlimited power source of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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If I would let myself tell you Where I’ve come and gone If I would let myself tell you How far I have run If I would let myself tell you Where I now stand Then maybe you could help me And tell me you understand If I would let myself tell you About my hidden, darkened fears If I would let myself tell you Of my struggles through the years If I would let myself tell you My joy of breaking through Then maybe you could help me Continue what I do If I would let myself tell you Of the battles in my heart If I would let myself tell you What shatters me apart If I would let myself tell you How fragile I can be Then maybe you could help me Escape and just be free If I would let myself tell you Why I struggle with each word If I would let myself tell you How I’m scared of being heard If I would let myself tell you That I wish I could let go Then maybe you could help me Because then you would know If I would let myself tell you Then all this could disappear If I would let myself tell you Then you’d see me crystal clear If I would let myself tell you Then at least my tears would flow Just maybe, maybe now I’ll allow you to know

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mirrors~

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When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations. See, when you drive home today, you've got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you've got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rear view mirror is so small is because what's happened in your past is not near as important as what's in your future...