Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday- Clean Slate

I am so thankful for God's Grace
You know often we forget about God's Grace and what it truly means for our lives. He says "I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." (Heb 8:12) Also he says, "Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Rom 8:1).
God not only forgives you He forgets. He wants us to stop reliving and let go, accepting his forgiveness for yourself. He paid the price for us when Christ came to earth as a child and then died on the cross for us. Barriers sometimes cause us from accepting Gods Amazing Grace. Barriers can be some of the following: lies, anger, selfishness, greed and lust. These merely are just sin. We feel bad thus we have regret, which if we live with regrets it keeps us from moving forward. He grants forgiveness which is FREE. It is a matter of understanding Grace. Something we don't deserve yet he gives forgiveness, peace, a clean slate, a chance and opportunity for ETERNAL LIFE for all those that believe.
Christ was condemned for us, thus God does not condemn us. If you are a believer confess those sins that are weighing you down, so that he can wipe your slate clean. There is nothing you can do that will be unforgiven. There is no sin that is worse than another, and also there is nothing that someone could do to you in which you will ever have to forgive more for than what Christ has already forgiven you for. He took on all your sins at one time, the sins of your whole life in one moment and when HE died it was WIPED CLEAN.
So here are some thoughts to consider, maybe write down the answers to these two questions. Then pray and give it to God. Then tear it up and throw it away. Thank God for his forgiveness and really let go. You don't ever need to say, " God remember when.... as he FORGETS when we confess whatever it is that is on your heart.
What Past failure are you having a hard time forgetting?
What is your greatest fear about the future?
Here are some verses to pray/think about
Psalm 34:4I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Isaiah 41:10So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:13For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Romans 5:2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
Ephesians 2:8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
Matthew 26:28This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Acts 13:38"Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
Ephesians 1:7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace
Colossians 1:14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great, encouraging post. Hope you have a good weekend.


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