“I, even am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Isaiah 43:25
I made a conscious decision to exalt Christ to the glory of the Father.
People’s testimonies are wonderful but if God doesn’t remember my sins–no more, why do I want to revisit them?
In Christ, I am a new creature, new creation, or a brand new person. I don’t have the past. Isn’t wonderful!
In all of David’s writings, I can’t find anywhere him saying “I committed murder”, “I slept with a married woman”. David focus was never on himself. He focused on God His savior. King David was a lover of God. That’s why God said, “he is a man after My own Heart.”
We are living in a self-centered society. The internet has made it easier for anybody to acquire fame. Even rabbits are self-centered. And, while the world celebrates self, God, the creator of life tells us “It’s not about you. It is about My Son who died for you so you can no longer live for yourself.”
When the angel of God met Moses at the burning bush, he didn’t say “hey Moses you killed an Egyptian” reminding his past-no. He said, “I want to send to Egypt to take my people out.”
See, everything was created for Christ and through Christ, yes– including fame. David, a man after God’s own heart wrote, “I will make your name famous from now on, so people will praise you forever and ever” Psalm 45:17.
The purpose of fame is to make the name of Jesus famous so that people will praise God forever and ever. Now, if you want to become famous, ask God. He will give you. You don’t make yourself famous rather it is a gift of God (Genesis 12:2).
Knowing this truth, I am making a conscious effort to direct all of my attention to Jesus Christ. I am focusing on God and what He is doing. If the Lord wants me to revisit the past, then I will do it meanwhile I know that He doesn’t remember any of it. He clearly said, “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12.
Each time we feel condemned from our past mistakes, God wants us to remember the cross and say, “Lord Jesus, you were sentenced for this sin I committed. You bore the judgment that way God will not judge me for this sin. You were condemned for this sin so that God will not condemn me for it.”
If you don’t look to the cross, you will become sin-conscious and you will walk around with a certain expectation of judgment. And that expectation of judgment will give the devil foothold to get you thinking that God has something against you because of your sin.
You must come to a place where you know and believe that all your sins were forgiven and that you are saved eternally.
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I would encourage you to lose yourself to Christ!