2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
When we become saved, we know that everything in our past is wiped clean! This verse makes it very clear that our old sinful ways are forgotten and we are made a new creation. So my question is this. If God forgets our sinful past, then why can't we? Why do some of us choose to sit in pity, shame, remorse, and sorrow!? Praise God, we are a NEW creation! Completely brand new and spotless! This is the way our Father looks at us!
Romans 8:1 says this.. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus
There is NO condemnation in Christ Jesus! So if you are feeling any negative thoughts about yourself, they are lies of the devil!
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10 NIV)
Satan wants you to believe that you aren't a different person and you are still guilty of all past sins! He wants to steal your joy and happiness! Jesus came so that we could have LIFE! So if living in the past is something you are dealing with (I know I was!) then I urge you to LET GO and let God make a radical change in your life that he so desperately wants to!
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead
Look ahead toward the future! God has an amazing plan for your life!
This devotional was written from the heart of Ashley Pierce! If this has somehow impacted you, please leave a comment! I pray that your story impacts others!