Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 29, 2012

Moving On

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:16 am
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Hebrews 8:12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

I prayed, “Lord, I did it again. I’m sorry. Please forgive me.” He responded in that quiet, inner voice, “Did what again. When I forgive I forget. Your slate is washed clean in the blood of My Son.” We have the capacity to remember our sins and we tend to beat ourselves up over them. This is especially true if we have a problem in a specific area that we keep repeating. Beating ourselves up over it, continuing to remember it and hold it against ourselves tends to keep it in our mind and make it more of a possibility or probability of repeating it. We need to join Paul in “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead (from Philippians 3:13). This is not because of our worthiness but because of the worthiness of Jesus Christ. When we keep looking back at what we’ve done (good or bad) we can’t look to the present. We are living in the past. The question is are we willing to forget the past and move on, trusting God through His Holy Spirit to work within us in Him and His love and power? Where we put our mind is our choice. We can choose to keep looking back or we can choose to look where God has us in the present and move on with Him.

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