Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 28, 2011

No Regrets

Filed under: Bible,Christian,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:19 am
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Phil 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,

Part of confessing and cleaning the old is forgiving ourselves, giving up regrets for what we’ve done,said or haven’t done or said and pushing on to what God has ahead for us. So many of us live with regrets. We think often on we should have or shouldn’t have. This puts an unneeded weight on our minds, emotions and spirit. We cannot change the past. What is past is over. We must learn to accept it is over, we have confessed to God, He has forgiven us and no longer holds it against us, we have accepted His forgiveness, we forgive ourselves, we have made atonement if it is possible and we shut the door and move forward. We think it is a sign of humility to bemoan how sinful we have been. It is an affront to God. He says we are wonderfully made. He deemed us worthwhile to sacrifice His Son, Jesus as the atonement for our sins of commission and the ones of lack of commission. We need to accept what God has, is doing and will continue to do for us and turn from our lacks in the past, praise for our past blessings and push forward with whatever God has for us. As we approach the new year let us finish our emotional and spiritual house cleaning so we are free to push ahead in love, joy, peace and confidence with our God, our Father, our Creator and allow His Light to shine through us into this dark world.

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